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Roanoke-PoliceFrom Roanoke City Police: The officer who fired the shot at the armed suspect Saturday morning in the 100 block of Campbell Avenue SE was Sergeant M.E. Thompson. Thompson has been employed with the department for 13 years. Sergeant Thompson was working an off duty Dance Hall ordinance assignment at another downtown business. Per departmental policy in these types of incidents, Sergeant Thompson has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the separate criminal and administrative investigations into this matter. Captain S.Roman Jr. was the officer who spotted the suspect, Malik Seanking Roman (no relation to Captain Roman), with the firearm in the parking lot just east of Stefano’s on the Market. Captain Roman was working off duty at another business near downtown and responded to Sergeant Thompson’s call for assistance. Detectives are analyzing potential video and physical evidence, as well as conducting follow ups on witness statements and other aspects of the case. The investigation is on-going.