Blue Ridge Parkway Statement on Shooting Incident near Milepost 116.5

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Date: April 10, 2018
Contact: Leesa Brandon, (828)348-3420
Contact: Caitlin Worth, (828)348-3406

A shooting between two male individuals traveling the parkway occurred on April 10, 2018 at approximately 1030 AM, near mile post 116.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. One subject, whose name will be released pending next of kin notification, has died as a result of injuries sustained. The second subject, Mr. Keith Sidwell, 56 years of age is currently being held by investigators.

Mr. Sidwell called 911 to immediately report the shooting incident.  Once rescuers were on scene, the second subject was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The FBI and National Park Service will be the lead investigative agencies with assistance from Roanoke County CID.



Last updated: April 10, 2018

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