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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Update: Homicide on Overland Drive

Suspect Jeffers
***UPDATE***
June 5, 2018

Shamby Walker was taken into custody on today’s date by the U.S. Marshals Service (Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force) in Roanoke City without incident. She was turned over to Roanoke County Police, at which point she was transported to the Roanoke County / Salem Jail.

***UPDATE***
June 4, 2018

Roanoke County Police are currently seeking Andrew Arthur Jeffers in connection with the May 19 homicide in the 5200 block of Overland Drive. He is described as a white male, 6'4", 285lbs, with blue eyes and shaved blond hair.

Jeffers is charged with:
1. Principle in the Second Degree Robbery
2. Principle in the Second Degree Burglary with the Intent to Commit Robbery.

Police continue to search for suspect Shamby Marie Walker.

Anyone with information on Jeffers or Walker are encouraged to call Roanoke County Police at (540) 562-3265.
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(Roanoke County, VA—May 23, 2018) On Saturday, May 19, before 11:00 p.m., a deceased female with a gunshot wound was brought in to the LewisGale Medical Center ER on the corner of Ogden and Electric Roads by a male who then fled. A witness obtained a tag number from the male’s car which led police to the area of Overland Drive in Roanoke County.

Over the next several hours, multiple building searches and search warrants were conducted in the 5000 block of Overland Drive in connection with the crime. As a result of these searches, the scene of the homicide was located at a house in the 5200 block of Overland Drive, and additional evidence was collected from this scene.

Police were able to develop several suspects after positive identification of the victim was made by the medical examiner on Monday, May 21. The victim was Amber C. Ross, 35, of Franklin County.

Through numerous interviews and witness statements in the course of this investigation, it appears that a robbery was set up at the residence in the 5200 block of Overland Drive. During the course of the robbery a physical altercation occurred between a resident and a suspect who had brandished a firearm. Ross, who was present in the house, received a fatal gunshot wound when the firearm was discharged. Three suspects fled the scene. A male resident of the house took Ross to the LewisGale ER and then fled.

Additional search warrants and interviews were conducted that led officers to an address in the 700 block of McDowell Avenue, NW in the City of Roanoke. Two suspects were taken into custody at this location on Tuesday, May 22 without incident. One suspect is identified as Aaron Witcher, 27, of Roanoke, and another is a 17-year old male juvenile, also of Roanoke. A third suspect, identified as Shamby Walker, is still at-large and the public is asked to contact the Roanoke County Police Department with any information regarding her whereabouts. Walker is described to be a white female with brown hair and blue eyes, mid-30s, approximately 5’10”, and 280 lbs.

Aaron Rashad Witcher has been arrested and charged with:
1. Second Degree Felony Murder
2. Burglary with the Intent to Commit Robbery
3. Robbery with a Firearm
4. Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony
5. Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

The 17-year old male juvenile suspect has been arrested and charged with:
1. Conspiracy to Commit Felony Murder
2. Burglary with the Intent to Commit Robbery
3. Robbery

Shamby Marie Walker has outstanding warrants for the following charges:
1. Principal in the Second to Second Degree Murder
2. Principal in the Second Degree Robbery
3. Principal in the Second Degree Burglary with the Intent to Commit Robbery
4. Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
5. Conspiracy to Commit Burglary

Police are continuing to interview suspects and witnesses, and say there is no danger to the public.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Roanoke County Police at 540-562-3265.
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