Roanoke Police in search of suspect in Sunday shooting

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 10:42 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Roanoke Police are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect in a Sunday evening shooting.

Edward L. Denoyer, 25 of Roanoke, has an active warrant for second-degree murder with additional charges pending.

Police say anyone who sees Denoyer or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Police emphasize the public should not approach Denoyer as he is considered armed and dangerous.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two people were killed and one person has been hospitalized after a shooting in Roanoke Sunday night, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Officers responded at 10:45 p.m. to the 1200 block of Melrose Avenue for reports of shots fired, according to the department.

Police found a woman lying outside a home with a gunshot wound, and found a man in a parked car outside of the same home with a gunshot wound. Both were pronounced dead.

Officers were also called to the intersection of 10th Street and Salem Avenue SW and found a man who sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Police believe an argument inside a home on Melrose Avenue led to the shooting.

No one has been arrested.