UPDATE: Roanoke Police rule incident in Northwest a homicide; suspect identified

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) UPDATE
According to the Roanoke Police Department, Bryon Brandon was arrested in December and was charged with murder in relation to the death of Corey Brown.

UPDATE

Roanoke City Police are investigating a homicide after a body was found this morning near the 600-block of Lucerne St. in Northwest.

An initial investigation by authorities determined that the incident was a homicide, according to a release from the Roanoke Police Department.

Family members of the victim identify the person as Corey Brown, although police have not confirmed those details yet.

Police have also identified a person of interest in this incident, according to the release.

The incident remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL

Roanoke City Police are investigating after a body was found this morning near the 600-block of Lucerne St. in Northwest.

Officers got the call around 6 a.m., and say the victim suffered from gunshot wounds.

Neighbors tell WDBJ7 the victim was a man, and family of the victim is on scene.

Half of the street is still blocked off as of 9 a.m.