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Pulaski, Christiansburg shooting victims ID’d

By TRAVIS HANDY
travis@southwesttimes.com

 

Pulaski and Christiansburg police departments have identified three men killed in separate shootings in the two towns Friday evening. The two incidents, one of which was a murder/suicide, were related, Pulaski Police Department officials said.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, Pulaski police identified the two victims at the scene of the 7 p.m. apparent murder/suicide at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Sixth Street in northwest Pulaski as Clinton Leon Morris, 69, of Christiansburg, and Barry T. Roberson, 45, of Pulaski. The two were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim of the 6:19 p.m. shooting at Kays Drive, Christiansburg, was identified as 36-year-old Derek Scott Roberson of Christiansburg.

According to an obituary, Barry and Derek Roberson were brothers. Morris was their stepfather and was identified as the suspect in the Christiansburg shooting. No apparent motive has been determined. No other suspects are being sought in the incident.

As of press time Tuesday, Captain Anthony Meredith of Pulaski Police Department said they are working jointly with the Medical Examiner’s office and Christiansburg Police Department in an ongoing investigation.

One Response to Pulaski, Christiansburg shooting victims ID’d

  1. Elizabeth

    August 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Very scary time not knowing what was going on when this happened. I feel sorry for the wife and mother.