David Adam McFall : “39-year-old suspect identified in officer-involved shooting that left officer critically injured”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : ROANOKE, Va. – In a tragic incident that unfolded on Sunday, a 39-year-old man named David Adam McFall has been identified as the suspect in an officer-involved shooting that left a Roanoke City police officer critically injured. The incident has sent shockwaves through the Roanoke community, leaving everyone reeling from the violence that transpired.

According to Roanoke Police, officers approached McFall on Melrose Avenue NW after identifying him as the suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred on Lawrence Avenue in Southeast Roanoke several days prior. The situation quickly escalated as McFall opened fire on the officers, who were then forced to defend themselves by returning fire, resulting in McFall’s death.

However, this was not McFall’s first encounter with the law. Court documents reveal that he had a criminal history spanning at least six years across Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Franklin County. One notable incident involved McFall escaping from custody while serving as an inmate. In July 2019, he managed to walk away from a work detail in Roanoke County, adding to his already extensive rap sheet.

Prior to his escape, McFall had been serving time for a robbery committed at a Roanoke County residence. He was sentenced to 23 years, with 19 years and ten months suspended. Following his escape, McFall faced additional charges and received a sentence of three more years, with two years suspended.

The list of McFall’s criminal activities in Southwest Virginia is extensive, including offenses such as gun theft, firearm usage in a felony, grand theft auto, and misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member. In 2020, he was also charged with violating a protective order in Franklin County.

As the Roanoke community comes to terms with the aftermath of this incident, there is some good news. The critically injured police officer is currently recovering and is said to be doing well. The investigation into the shooting is being handled by the Virginia State Police (VSP), and upon its completion, the evidence will be turned over to the Roanoke City Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney Don Caldwell has stated that a meeting with the VSP is scheduled for Thursday morning to discuss the officer-involved shooting. Due to the well-documented nature of the incident, Caldwell expects the decision-making process regarding potential charges in this case to be swift.

The community now anxiously awaits the outcome of the investigation, hoping for justice and closure in the wake of this tragic event.

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