From Roanoke City Police: On December 23, 2015 at 12:17 a.m. Roanoke Police responded to the 1900 block of Eastern Avenue NE to investigate a report of a man down with a gunshot wound. The first officers who arrived on scene found the victim, Ancelmo Maldonado Castillo, age 44, of Roanoke inside his residence with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Paramedics from Roanoke Fire EMS pronounced Castillo dead at the scene. Officers located another individual inside the residence, later identified as Castillo’s half brother, Orencio Castillo Maldonado, age 40, of Roanoke.
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At this early point in the investigation, evidence indicates Orencio Castillo Maldonado had been drinking and using methamphetamine prior to some sort of altercation between him and Ancelmo Maldonado Castillo. The circumstances of that altercation are under investigation. Orencio Castillo Maldonado has been charged with one count of second degree murder. Orencio Castillo Maldonado was identified at the Roanoke City Jail through fingerprints after giving officers a false identity. Detectives have recovered what is believed to be the murder weapon and paraphernalia related to methamphetamine use by Orencio Castillo Maldonado. The investigation has determined that Orencio Castillo Maldonado was in the United States illegally after being deported in 2006 following an immigration violation in another state. Detectives are continuing to interview individuals associated with both men. Evidence technicians continue to collect and process physical evidence collected during the investigation. The victim’s body was transported to the state medical examiner’s office for autopsy.