(Update from Roanoke City) In regard to the July 27, 2018 homicide, Roanoke Police have identified the victim as Cedric Bernard Gillum, age 30 of Salem. Roanoke Police have obtained a warrant for Shaniqua Aaliyah Hundley, age 30 of Roanoke, for Second Degree Murder in connection with this incident. If anyone has information about this case, they’re asked to call our tip line at (540) 344-8500 and share what they saw. Callers can remain anonymous. You can also send an anonymous text message to 274637. Please use the keyword “RoanokePD” at the beginning of the text to make sure it’s properly sent. Reference case number 18-084612. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
From news release: On July 29, 2018 at about 6:30 p.m., Roanoke Police responded to a report of a victim with a gunshot wound in the 4500 block of Melrose Ave NW. On arrival, officers located an adult male from Salem with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Roanoke Fire-EMS to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Detectives and Forensics Investigators are currently investigating this incident. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Police do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the community at this time.