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Roanoke man killed during robbery attempt

Saturday - 8/31/2013, 3:30pm  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Roanoke police say a resident killed a man in self-defense during an apparent home robbery attempt.

Police department spokesman Scott Leamon tells the Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/12W2FNA ) that 42-year-old Earnest Neal Jr. was shot at the home late Thursday and was later found at a nearby gas station. He died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The shooters's name was not released, and Leamon said no charges were expected.

A man who answered the door at the house where the shooting occurred said he was there when it happened and was still shaken up, but he declined to comment further.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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