UPDATE: Christiansburg man charged with first-degree murder after stabbing at audiology business

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) 25-year-old Cyron Stokes of Christiansburg has been charged with first-degree murder and malicious wounding.

Justin Ward/WDBJ7

The woman who he is accused of killing has been identified as Amy Byrd Shrader.She was 58 and lived in Narrows.

Investigators say Shrader had been stabbed.

The incident happened at Anderson Audiology at 140 Oak Tree Boulevard around 11:10 a.m. Friday.

Another woman inside the business was also hurt. She was treated and released from the hospital.

Here is the news release from the Christiansburg Police Department:

Christiansburg Police received a call at 11:10 a.m. today from Anderson Audiology at 140 Oak Tree Blvd. reporting that a woman was injured. When officers arrived on scene, they found a female victim deceased from apparent stab wounds.
Amy Byrd Shrader, 58, of Narrows, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witness reported that the suspect, described as a black male, fled from the scene in a 2004 gold Ford Crown Victoria.
Another woman at the business was physically assaulted by the suspect and was transported by ambulance to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery with non-life threatening injuries. She has been released from the hospital, and we are not releasing her name at this time.
Christiansburg Police began searching for the suspect and the vehicle. At 12:13 p.m., a Christiansburg Police officer passed a vehicle matching the description, and as the officer turned around to follow the vehicle, the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of Amelia’s Pizzeria and Restaurant at 1130 Cambria St NE. The suspect immediately exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
At 12:50 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody after being confronted by police in a residential yard on King Street.
Cyron Stokes, 25, of Christiansburg, has been charged with:
• First-degree murder – § 18.2-32
• Malicious wounding – § 18.2-51
We are deeply saddened by this tragic event that occurred in our community today, and we offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victim and all those affected by this crime.
We want to assure the community there is no ongoing threat to public safety, and we also want to offer our gratitude to Blacksburg Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Virginia Tech Police and the U.S. Marshals Service for their assistance.
We are still very actively working this case, and we appreciate your patience as the investigation continues.

UPDATE

The Christiansburg Police Department has scheduled a 4 p.m. news conference.

UPDATE

Christiansburg police have located a man fitting the description of a person of interest in a murder case on Friday morning.

Police received the call at 11:10 a.m. on the 100 block of Oak Tree Boulevard.

One woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Another woman was taken to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery and is expected to be OK.

Police took a man into custody shortly before 1 p.m. We don't yet know his name.

WDBJ7 exclusively got video of this person being captured. The man fled the Oak Tree scene in a car, which police spotted at a pizza restaurant on Cambria Street. The man then ran and was later found in the King Street neighborhood.

Christiansburg High, Elementary and Primary schools were on shelter in place due to the search, but those have been lifted.

Check back for updates.

ORIGINAL STORY

Christiansburg police have identified a person of interest after a woman was murdered on Friday morning.

Police received the call at 11:10 a.m. on the 100 block of Oak Tree Boulevard.

One woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another woman was taken to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. She is expected to be OK.

Police have not released either of their names at this time.

The suspect fled the scene.

Police have identified a person of interest and are actively searching for the suspect. They have not released this person's name yet.

Check back for updates.


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