Roanoke police are not yet identifying a man shot to death early Saturday morning or releasing details of the incident.
In a midday news release, police said only that officers were summoned at about 2:45 a.m. to a business in the 3600 block of Williamson Road NW. They found a man lying in a parking lot, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews.
His name will be released after his next of kin are notified, the news release said.
Staff at the 7-Eleven at the corner of Oakland Boulevard NW and Williamson Road NW said the shooting occurred in their parking lot.
A scattering of roses on the asphalt at the base of the store’s sign was for the man that died, they said.
According to the news release, a suspect was located at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. No one has been arrested, the news release said.