Incident

5-22-2018 Virginia Roanoke 1-0

Location

May 22, 2018

3441 Bennett Dr
Roanoke, Virginia
Geolocation: 37.2905, -79.9953

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Kobe Lamont Cooper
  • Age: 2
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Death
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Self-Inflicted (not suicide or suicide attempt - NO PERP)
  • Playing with gun
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child picked up & fired gun
  • Child killed self

Notes

[police flagged down by vehicle Melrose Ave at Peters Creek Rd NW] child accidentally shot himself inside home, later died, handgun

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: 380 Auto
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 6
State Senate District: 21
State House District: 11