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Police: 1 dead, 2 arrested, 1 at large after robbery turned shooting in Roanoke

Police identified two suspects as Aaron Witcher, 27, of Roanoke and a 17-year-old male, also of Roanoke, who have been arrested; a third suspect has been identified as Shamby Walker, who police said is still at large.

ROANOKE Co., Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke County Police said it's investigating a weekend homicide that left a woman dead and two people, including a juvenile, behind bars.

Police said a woman with a gunshot wound was brought to LewisGale Medical Center ER by a man who fled the scene around 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

A witness was able to get the tag number from the man's car, which led police to the area of Overland Drive.

Police said over the next several hours, officers searched multiple buildings and search warrants were conducted in the 5000 block of Overland Drive in connection with the crime.

As a result, officers determined the scene of the crime to be a home in the 5200 block of Overland Drive, and they collected evidence from the scene.

Police said they were able to develop several suspects after the Medical Examiner positively identified the victim as Amber C. Ross, 35, of Franklin County on Monday, May 21.

After interviewing witnesses, police said their investigation determined that a robbery was set up at the home on Overland Drive where a fight broke out between a resident and a suspect who pulled out a gun.

Ross, who police said was at the home, was shot when the suspect fired the gun.

Police said three suspects fled the scene and a man, who lived in the home, took Ross to the ER before fleeing.

Additional search warrants and interviews were conducted that led officers to a home in the 700 block of McDowell Avenue, NW in Roanoke where two suspects were taken into custody on Tuesday, May 22 without incident.

Police identified those two suspects as Aaron Witcher, 27, of Roanoke and a 17-year-old male, also of Roanoke.

A third suspect has been identified as Shamby Walker, who police said is still at large.

Police ask anyone who knows where Walker is or has seen Walker, to contact the Roanoke County Police Department.

Walker is described as a white female with brown hair and blue eyes in her mid-30's, around 5-foot-10, and 280 pounds.

Witcher is charged with second degree felony murder, burglary with the intent to commit robbery, robbery with a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The 17-year-old is charged with conspiracy to commit felony murder, burglary with the intent to commit robbery, and robbery.

Walker is charged with principal in the second degree murder, principal in the second degree robbery, principal in the second degree burglary with the intent to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Police are continuing to interview suspects and witnesses, and say there is no danger to the public. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Roanoke County Police at 540?562?3265.

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