UPDATE: The following is an update from the Homicide which occurred on February 9, 2018, in the 700 Block 29th Street NW.
The victim has been identified as Markell Trevon Girty, age 23 of Roanoke, Va. The investigation has revealed that Girty was shot in the 700 Block of 29th Street NW., and drove his vehicle away from the area where due to the injuries he sustained from being shot he was involved in the motor vehicle accident, in the intersection of 24th Street and Salem Turnpike NW.. The adult female in the second car was unrelated to the original incident, was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The investigation is on-going. No arrest have been made at this time.
PREVIOUS: Roanoke Police say the man found with a gunshot wound died under hospital treatment. His name is not yet being released. Police ask anyone with any information on this incident to contact them.
From Roanoke City Police: The adult male that was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital was pronounced deceased at 3:43 PM, his identity is known, but will not be released until the proper notifications are made to his next of kin. An autopsy will be conducted by the Medical Examiners Office. No arrest have been made in this incident. Anyone with information on this incident can contact the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500, callers can remain anonymous. Anonymous text messages can be sent to 274637. Please begin your text with the keyword “RoanokePD” to ensure that it is sent properly. Detectives and the Forensics Service Unit are actively investigating this incident and collecting evidence.
PREVIOUS: Roanoke Police say when officers were called to an accident this afternoon, they found a man in one of the cars had a gunshot wound. Police say it happened near Salem Turnpike and 24th Street Northwest, and the crash itself does not appeared to be connected to the gunshot wound. A woman in the second vehicle was also transported for hospital treatment, her injuries said to be non-life-threatening.
From Roanoke City Police: On February 9, 2018 at 2:48 pm, Roanoke Police were dispatched to the area of 24th Street N.W. at Salem Turnpike regarding a motor vehicle accident. On officer’s arrival, they located a two-vehicle accident. Roanoke Fire and EMS responded to the scene, began treatment of the occupants of the vehicles and during the treatment of a male occupant, they located an injury consistent with a gunshot wound. The male was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. A female from the second vehicle was transported with non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle crash is not believed to be connected to the gunshot injury at this time. Detectives and the Forensics Services Unit are on scene and continuing the investigation.