Man Accused of Gunfire Has Died

roanoke sherriff officeA man accused of firing a rifle from the roof of a Roanoke motel has died. The Roanoke Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that 43-year-old Sean Michael Lovelace was found unresponsive in his cell at the Roanoke City Jail around 4 a.m. Wednesday. Lovelace was taken to a hospital in Roanoke, where he died around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Police arrested the Roanoke resident following the May 14 shooting at the Starlite Motel. No one was injured.A Roanoke grand jury indicted Loveland on several weapons charges. His trial had been scheduled for Oct. 21.

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