UPDATE: Police identify man killed in shooting, make arrest


Roanoke Police identified the person shot and killed in Friday’s shooting on the 700 block of Fairview Rd. NW, and arrested a man in connection.

They say the man killed has been identified as Mithaing Lwat, 55, of Roanoke.

Police say Bol Ashwil, 24, of Roanoke was also shot. Ashwil was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Arob Ashwil, 27, of Roanoke was arrested, and charged with 2nd degree murder. Police say the individuals involved in this incident are related to one another.


Roanoke Police are investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Fairview Rd NW.

One individual is confirmed dead and another injured.

The investigation is ongoing. Roanoke Police do not believe there is any immediate danger to the community concerning this incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with WDBJ7 for updates.