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Virginia man shoots two in separate incidents, killing one. Police say the suspect has been charged with murder.

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Feb. 1 2022, Published 4:12 p.m. ET

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An arrest has been made in connection to a series of shootings in Virginia that left one person dead, police said.

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Around 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 23, authorities received a call about a person with a gunshot wound inside a business in Roanoke, Virginia, the Roanoke Police Department said.

At the scene, officers said they found a man with critical injuries. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the man, later identified as 33-year-old Tyiray L. Anderson, dead at the scene.

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While no suspects were found after the incident, a vehicle parked about a block away from the scene started shooting at the officers, officials said. The vehicle drove a short distance and started shooting at police again before fleeing the scene. No officers were injured in the incident.

Around 9 p.m. on Jan. 23, police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound also in Roanoke.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a woman inside a business with a non-life-threatening injury, authorities said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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During the investigation, police determined a man approached the woman while she was outside of the business, shot at her, stole some of her personal items and then fled the scene.

As the investigation continued, detectives determined the suspect was the same for both incidents.

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In the early morning of Jan. 24, the Roanoke Police Department was notified by the Greensboro Police Department in North Carolina that the suspect was in custody. The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Eric D. Swain, Jr. He was charged with second-degree murder.

virginia man who shot and robbed two people killing one has been arrested
Source: Roanoke Police Department, Unsplash
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