UPDATE: Wanted Suspect Apprehended in Connection to Shots Fired in Roanoke
He is charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle.----------Roanoke, VA - Roanoke police responded to the 1200 block of Orange Avenue Tuesday night for a report of shots fired.When they got on scene, officers detained several people they believed were involved in the incident.According to police, the preliminary investigation suggests the people involved were traveling in two different vehicles on Hollins Road when at least one of the people in one of the cars starting shooting at the other vehicle. Police said that the cars separated briefly and then the people encountered each other again at the intersection of 11th Street and Orange Avenue where more shots were fired. At that point, several of the people then got out of their vehicles, and crossed Orange Avenue on foot, where one of the subjects was assaulted in the parking lot of the Huff N Puff Smoke Shop in the 1200 block of Orange. According to police, this appears to be an isolated incident and some of the parties in both vehicles were familiar with each other. Investigators have no evidence at this time indicating any danger to the public as a result of this particular incident. Officers recovered both vehicles involved as well as two firearms. One person was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries as a result of the assault. Investigators have no evidence that anyone was hit by gunfire. The following people were arrested: Todd Eldridge Thomas Jr., age 22, of Roanoke County. He is charged with malicious wounding.Ivory Shane Banks, age 22, of Roanoke. He is charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle.Detectives and officers are actively seeking the following suspect:Kavon Deryan Taylor, age 24, of Boones Mill. There is a warrant for his arrest for shooting into an occupied vehicle. Anyone having information in reference to this offense is encouraged to call the Roanoke Valley Crimeline at (540)344-8500 or the Investigations Bureau at (540)853-5959.
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