Update on Roanoke Shooting

Roanoke County police identify the victim of Friday night’s officer involved shooting. Police say 18-year-old Kionte Deshaun Spencer died after being shot in the hip and collarbone. Police received a call Friday around 7:15 p.m. about a man pointing a gun at cars near the intersection on Brambleton Avenue and Electric Road. When officers arrived, police say, they saw Spencer carrying what looked like a handgun. Officers later determined it was a BB pistol air gun.
At least six officers were involved. They are on administrative leave. The police department is conducting an internal investigation to make sure protocol was followed.