A Roanoke Police officer was at 6th and Mountain when he heard several shots being fired in the 600 block of Mountain Avenue SE. When the officer arrived on scene, two adult white men took off running. A short foot pursuit ensued and the officer lost sight of the individuals. Responding officers set up a perimeter and through the information received located one of the individuals, Gregory Lee Davis, age 28, of Roanoke inside a
residence in the 600 block of Mountain. Davis had a minor wound to his leg but refused medical treatment, it is unclear if this injury was received from the gunfire exchanged. Further investigation revealed Davis had been in a previous altercation with Jon Phillip Dumire, age 22, of Roanoke, and Ricky Allen Akers, age 26, of Roanoke. Warrants have been obtained on both Dumire and Akers on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and brandishing a firearm. At this time, those warrants have not been served. Anyone with information pertaining to the exact location of either Dumire or Akers should call 911. Anyone that provide information on how to help find either of these individuals can call the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 540-344-8500. All tips are anonymous. An anonymous text message can also be sent to the number: 274637 (CRIMES). Please start your text message with RoanokePD to ensure it is properly sent.
Virginia Tech news release: Virginia Tech Athletics will continue to honor the memory of two local television journalists who were tragically killed in a shooting on Wednesday. The Virginia Tech football squad will wear special helmet stickers for the season opener against Ohio State on Labor Day night. There also will be a moment of silence before the game. Alison Parker and Adam Ward were doing a live broadcast for Roanoke CBS affiliate WDBJ-7, on Wednesday morning at Smith Mountain Lake, a little more than an hour from Tech’s campus, when they were killed. The players will wear a helmet sticker that features the No. 7 and teal and maroon ribbons, along with the initials of both victims. Teal was Parker’s favorite color, while the maroon ribbon represents Ward, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011.
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