Roanoke County man killed in officer-involved shooting

Published: Nov. 27, 2021 at 11:05 AM EST
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Roanoke County Police are releasing more information regarding Friday night‘s officer-involved shooting near Lantern Street.

Officers set up a perimeter and tried to communicate with a man inside the home, according to police; they had responded to reports of a domestic violence incident. Police say the man did not comply.

At one point, police say, the man unexpectedly left the home and engaged with an officer, and two shots were fired.

The man was killed. He has been identified as Shawn Alan Smith, 52, of Roanoke County.

The officer was not injured.

Per department policy, the officer was placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

EARLIER STORY: Roanoke County Police officers are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting

Roanoke County Police are in the 4900 block of Lantern Street (North Lakes area) for an officer-involved shooting. The call came in to the Emergency Communications Center at 7:00 p.m. Friday.

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