Suspect in Saturday murder in downtown Roanoke arrested

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The Roanoke Police Department has released the name of the suspect charged with murder after a deadly shooting downtown this weekend.

Adrian Simmons was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Simmons, 25, is accused of killing Kendall Wallace early Saturday morning.

Wallace was fatally shot in front of Benny Marconi's pizza place around 2:30 early Saturday morning.

Simmons is at the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

Here is the news release from the Roanoke Police Department:

At 2:30 p.m. on May 3, 2016, officers conducted a traffic
stop in the 2200 block of Centre Avenue NW and took Adrian Tremaine
Simmons, age 25, of Roanoke into custody on a warrant charging him with the murder of Kendall Lamont Wallace, age 35, of Roanoke.

The murder occurred on April 30, 2016 in the 100 block of Campbell Avenue SE.

He was taken into custody without incident.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force assisted in the apprehension of Simmons.

Simmons was taken to Roanoke City Jail and is being held without bond.

The investigation is on-going.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Roanoke Police Department has a suspect in custody in connection to a murder Saturday in downtown Roanoke.

Kendall Wallace was shot to death early Saturday morning on Campbell Avenue, outside of the pizza shop Benny Marconi’s.

Through a tweet, Roanoke police say a suspect has been arrested and charged with homicide.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

The suspect is being held at the Roanoke City Jail.

Check back soon for more updates.