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Roanoke man dies from gunshot wound

Roanoke man dies from gunshot wound

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A man who was shot Friday afternoon in Southeast Roanoke has died, Roanoke Police said Sunday.

Dontae Taylor, 22, of Roanoke, died following a shooting incident now being investigated as a homicide, according to police spokeswoman Caitlyn Cline. No arrests have been made.

The shooting happened Friday. Police responded around 3:20 p.m. to the 2000 block of Indian Village Lane S.E., where officers located a man with a gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what were described as serious injuries.

The death is Roanoke’s 11th homicide of 2020, and the seventh fatal shooting.

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Ralph Berrier Jr. has worked at The Roanoke Times since 1993, was the paper’s music reporter from 2000-2007 and he currently writes the Dadline parenting column and is a general assignment features reporter.

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