UPDATE: A man has been taken into custody after shots were fired at a home in Roanoke on Medmont Circle.
35-year-old John Joseph Spencer Moss faces a felony charge of shooting into an occupied vehicle after the incident Friday evening.
Negotiators thought Moss barricaded himself inside a home in Roanoke County.
We're told he left the house before police arrived and he was arrested without incident in Roanoke County.
Police negotiators were able to get him to stay where he was in the county while speaking to him over the phone.
We don't know at this point how he got into Roanoke County. That's still being investigated.
Moss was arrested around 8 p.m.
Here's the full press release:
On April 4, 2014 at approximately 4:35 p.m., Roanoke Police were called to
investigate a report of shots being fired in the 5200 block of Medmont
Circle. Officers were advised the incident was domestic in nature.
Officers were also advised that the suspect, later identified as John
Joseph Spencer Moss, age 35, of Roanoke went into his residence on Medmont after firing a weapon. The victim was not injured in the incident.
At this time, the investigation has revealed Moss left his residence before
officers arrived on scene and walked to the 7500 block of Williamson Road
in Roanoke County, where at approximately 8 p.m., he was arrested, unarmed and without incident. Officers recovered a firearm inside Moss's
residence. At this point, evidence suggests he fired at least one round
into the victim's vehicle. At this time, Moss is charged with shooting
into an occupied vehicle. He was taken to the Roanoke City Jail. The case
is still under investigation.
A large police presence responded to the home along the 5200 block of Medmont Circle and Keagy Road, near LewisGale Hospital.
At least two 911 calls were made to alert officials of the situation around 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Police are likely to be on the scene for several hours.
Snipers were arranged in the area and a tactical crew was on site.
LewisGale Hospital was put on a precautionary lockdown for a short time.
No evacuations and no injuries were reported.
WDBJ7 was the first news team on the scene.
Check back soon for more details.