(Update 2/6) Jamel D. Flint has been taken into custody in Roanoke without incident. The Blacksburg Police Department has obtained six felony warrants for 24 year old Jamel D. Flint of Roanoke, Virginia. These include; Murder in the First Degree for the homicide of 18 year old Isiah O. Robinson of Roanoke, Virginia four counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, and one count of Use
of a Firearm while committing or attempting to commit Murder for the remaining four victims.
We would like to thank the community for their assistance along with the Blacksburg Rescue Squad, Virginia Tech Police Department, Virginia Tech Rescue Squad, Christiansburg Police Department, Virginia State Police,
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the New River Valley 911 Center, the FBI and the US Marshals Service who took Mr. Flint into custody. This was truly a group effort to restore safety and security to the Blacksburg community.
Though Mr. Flint is in custody this continues to be an ongoing investigation and anyone with
information is encouraged to contact the Blacksburg Police Department at (540) 443-1400. You can remain
anonymous by calling the Blacksburg Police Tip Line at (540) 961-1819 or by emailing
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — (2/5) One person was killed and another four people were injured during a shooting at a hookah lounge in Virginia, authorities said.
The Blacksburg Police Department said officers responded to reports of shots fired at Melody Hookah Lounge in downtown Blacksburg on Friday just before midnight.
Police did not identify the deceased person or any of the people who were injured in the shooting. Authorities said they were taken to local hospitals, but that their conditions are unknown.
No additional information was made available, including details on potential suspects or a motive.
Nearby, Virginia Tech was encouraging students to stay indoors, but has since lifted the request, the university said in a post on Twitter.