Police: Man fires gun at woman, then fatally shot by Roanoke officer


    UPDATE: 3:45 p.m.

    Virginia State Police said the investigation remains ongoing into the fatal shooting in Roanoke City Wednesday night.

    At the request of the Roanoke City Police Chief, State Police is investigating the shooting that happened shortly after 10 p.m. on Fairfield Drive, NE.

    State Police said Roanoke Police responded to a 911 call for a domestic situation at the home, but when the officer arrived, he encountered two individuals, one of them armed, on the front porch of the home arguing.

    Police said one was a man, the other a woman.

    The officer said as the woman began walking away, the man pointed a gun at her and despite repeated commands to drop the gun, the man shot at the woman.

    State Police said the officer subsequently shot the man.

    The man was identified as Victor D. Bray, 31, of Roanoke.

    Police said he died on the scene and his remains have been transferred to the Medical Examiner's Office for examination and auoptsy.

    The 30-year-old woman, who will not be identified, was not injured, and neither was the Roanoke officer.

    Once the State Police concludes its investigation, the findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for final review and adjudication.


    ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke Police confirm a man was killed in an officer involved shooting Wednesday.

    Police responded to the call around 10:08 p.m. in the 2600 block of Fairfield Drive NE in reference to a domestic dispute.

    According to officials, communications officials advised police there a lot of commotion in the background of the 911 call.

    Police say an officer who was in the area on an unrelated call walked to the scene and found two people on the porch of the home.

    Officers say those two people, a man and a woman, were physically fighting when they walked up.

    Police say the man who was arguing had a gun and officers told him to drop the weapon.

    According to police, the man did not drop the gun, and fired a shot.

    The officer fired back, hitting the man, and then called for rescue officials, the police department says.

    Officials pronounced the man dead at the scene.

    Police say the woman was not injured.

    The Roanoke Police Department says the officer is now on paid administrative leave and that Virginia State Police are investigating.

    They say the suspect's identity will not be released pending notification of the family.

    This is a developing story, stay with ABC 13 for updates.

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