Update: The Roanoke Police Department has named the suspect involved in the shooting incident on September 17, resulting in two fatalities and one person hospitalized.
They are actively seeking 25-year-old Edward Denoyer, a resident of Roanoke.
Denoyer is currently wanted on charges of second-degree murder related to this case, and additional charges are under consideration.
Authorities urge individuals to contact 911 immediately if they have any information about his whereabouts. Denoyer is deemed armed and poses a potential danger.
On September 17, 2023 at approximately 10:45 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person with a gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Melrose Avenue NW. While en route, officers were advised that there were multiple victims.
Responding officers located an adult female victim lying outside the residence with what appeared to be a critical gunshot wound.
They also located an adult male victim inside a vehicle parked at the residence with what appeared to be a critical gunshot wound.
Both the man and woman were pronounced deceased on scene by Roanoke Fire-EMS personnel.
Additional officers were called to the intersection of 10th Street and Salem Avenue SW for a report of a person with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle.
Officers responded and located an adult male victim with what appeared to be serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Officers rendered aid until Roanoke Fire-EMS arrived and transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Preliminary investigation indicates that all three victims were injured at the residence on Melrose Avenue NW. Officers have determined that there was a gathering at the house, and at some point several individuals became involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to a shooting.
No suspects were located on scene and no arrests have been made at this time. This remains an ongoing homicide investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text us at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.