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Old 04-28-2019, 05:04 AM
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Default Roanoke, VA WM, 40 shot to death by colored boy after verbal fight escalated


Police: 18-year-old shot man after verbal fight escalated
Friday, April 26th 2019

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- The Roanoke Police Department said a 40-year-old has died after a shooting Friday evening in Roanoke.

Police responded to the 2100 block of Colgate Street in reference to reports of a person with a gunshot wound around 9:30 p.m.

When they got there, they found Jeremy Altman with a gunshot wound, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said their investigation indicates the victim was in a verbal fight with 18-year-old Laron Simmons, which escalated into the shooting.

They said the two men did know each other.


Jeremy Altman, age 40

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Old 04-29-2019, 11:07 AM
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Victim of Colgate Street shooting identified; suspect charged
Police said the two men knew each other previously.
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