Thursday, August 04, 2005

Police say Maryland man shot in leg in alleged robbery

A Baltimore man arrived at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and told police he was robbed and shot early Tuesday morning in Roanoke, authorities said.

Officers were called at 3 a.m. to the 3500 block of Ferncliff Avenue Northwest after gunshots were reported. At 3:25 a.m., Sean Leroy Tatum, 32, arrived at the hospital and said he had been robbed on Ferncliff Avenue Northwest by men whose faces were covered, police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said.

Johnson declined to comment on Tatum's condition, as did a hospital spokesman.

Officers found blood in the 3500 block of Ferncliff Avenue Northwest, which corroborates that a shooting occurred, according to a police affidavit.

No arrests have been made in the incident.

-Reed Williams

Police expect results of autopsy in 4 to 6 weeks

Roanoke County police said Wednesday that it would be at least a month before they will know what caused the death of a man found Tuesday along Georgetown Road.

Lt. Chuck Mason said he was awaiting final autopsy results, including toxicology tests, expected in four to six weeks.

Authorities were alerted about 7 a.m. Tuesday after a motorist spotted 38-year-old Anthony C. Carter lying unconscious beside Georgetown Road near Old Towne Road.

Carter was found along a route he frequently walked, between a relative's home and his apartment in the 3400 block of Colonial Avenue, Mason said.

Carter died Tuesday at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Mason said Carter had no visible injuries that could account for his death. Police said there was no sign of foul play, but declined to discuss their theory on what killed Carter.

-Reed Williams

Gunshot victim treated, released from hospital

A 21-year-old man who was shot Tuesday in Roanoke has been treated and released from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Joseph Elwood Delp of Roanoke was shot about 3:26 p.m. in the 1700 block of Wise Avenue Southeast, said Aisha Johnson, police spokeswoman.

Johnson declined to discuss further information about the shooting.

No arrests have been made. The gunman is described by police as a black man who is about 6 feet 2 inches tall and was wearing a black T-shirt, dark blue jeans and black tennis shoes.

He fled the scene on foot and was last seen heading toward 18th Street Southeast, Johnson reported.

Anyone with information about the incident or other crimes is asked to call Roanoke police at 853-5959 or Crime Line at 344-8500. Crime Line may offer a monetary reward for information leading to an arrest.

-Reed Williams

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