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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Statement from United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen has released the following statement:

“The FBI, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia are investigating today’s fatal shooting on the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile marker 116.  Because the Commonwealth of Virginia has concurrent jurisdiction over the Parkway, this federal investigative team is working in close consultation with the Roanoke County Police Department and the Roanoke County Commonwealth’s Attorney.  The investigative team will collect all available evidence and will ensure that the investigation is fair, thorough, and impartial.  As this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to comment further at this time.”

Updated April 11, 2018