Family releases name of boy shot to death in Roanoke

Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 9:33 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Camden “Stink” Brown has been identified by his aunt, Jeannell Jackson, as the boy shot to death in Roanoke Monday.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family.

UPDATE: Roanoke City Public Schools released a statement Tuesday regarding the loss suffered by the Garden City Elementary School community:

“We are saddened by the death of a member of our Garden City Elementary School family. Our thoughts are with all those who are grieving.

Roanoke City Public Schools’ counselors are available to support our school community. Additionally, there are resources on the Quick Links of the Roanoke City Public School’s website under Resources for Parents and Guardians. These resources will assist families should they need to have conversations about grief with their child. Immediate support is also available by calling Carilion CONNECT at (540) 981.8181.

We are here to support our RCPS family and hope the community will join us in respecting the privacy of the family as they grieve.”

EARLIER STORY: A little boy has died after being shot at a Roanoke home Monday night, according to Roanoke Police.

The boy, under the age of ten, was taken to a hospital after the shooting in the 1600 block of Queen Ann Drive SE.

Roanoke Police say the boy was shot inside the house, and believe this is an isolated incident. An investigation is ongoing.

The name and specific age have not been released.

No one has been arrested.

The incident took place at Jamestown Place, an apartment complex run by Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority, whose Executive Director David Bustamante released a statement:

The City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, team members and I are deeply saddened to learn about the death of one of our young residents. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time. We will assist the family members who lost their loved one with all of our resources. We are ready to provide grief counselors on site for the family and our staff is working with other community partners to help them in any way we can.

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