Roanoke Man Killed during Robbery Attempt

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Roanoke police say a resident killed a man in self-defense during an apparent home robbery attempt.

Police department spokesman Scott Leamon tells the Roanoke Times ( ) that 42-year-old Earnest Neal Jr. was shot at the home late Thursday and was later found at a nearby gas station. He died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The shooters's name was not released, and Leamon said no charges were expected.

A man who answered the door at the house where the shooting occurred said he was there when it happened and was still shaken up, but he declined to comment further. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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