We just released the following to the media regarding the incident this morning in the 600 block of Lucerne Street NW:
On December 3, 2017 at 6:20 am Roanoke Police were called to the 600 block of Lucerne Street NW to investigate a report of a gun shot wound. The individual was found lying in the yard of a residence and was pronounced dead at the scene. Evidence technicians collected potential physical evidence from the scene. The detectives interviewed witnesses. The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy. The individual's identity will be released after proper notifications have been made. The incident is a homicide investigation at this time. The suspect has been identified. Anyone with information can call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500.