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Police: Men involved in shooting death of 20-year-old arrested in Roanoke

30-year-old Brandon Thomas and 27-year-old Adrian Waktins have been on the run since Sunday (Martinsville Police)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- The Martinsville Police Department said two men wanted in connection to a homicide have been arrested.

30-year-old Brandon Thomas and 27-year-old Adrian Waktins have been on the run since Sunday.

Police said they are responsible for the death of 20-year-old Sean Goddard, Jr., who was shot in the 100 block of Askin Street just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Goddard was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Martinsville Police said US Marshals and Roanoke City Police arrested them in Roanoke early Wednesday morning.

Thomas and Watkins are facing several charges, including first degree murder.

Thomas is also wanted on conspiracy to commit first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, using a firearm in the commission of a felony, possessing a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in a street resulting in bodily injury to another, reckless handling of a firearm resulting in bodily injury to another and brandishing a firearm after having been previously convicted.

Watkins is wanted on charges of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied dwelling, using a firearm in the commission of a felony, possessing a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in a street resulting in bodily injury to another, reckless handling of a firearm resulting in bodily injury to another.

They are being held without bail in the Roanoke City Jail and police are working on getting them back to Martinsville.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and they are working other leads in the case.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime, contact Sergeant Ratcliffe at 276-226-0218 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME.

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