Charles Brandon Coleman, 31, of Martinsville, was pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting incident Sunday, according to a release from the Martinsville Police Department.
Officers responded to a shots fired call around 8:32 p.m. on June 27 at 1446 West Fayette Street (Maplewood Apartments).
Upon arrival, officers found Coleman behind one of the apartment buildings, the release stated.
Coleman suffered multiple gunshots wounds, according to the release. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.
His remains were transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke to collect evidence and to determine the official cause of death.
Preliminary reports and evidence indicate that Coleman was involved in a verbal argument with black man, according to the release.
The verbal altercation turned into a physical fight, during which a handgun was produced, and shots were fired, the release stated.
Several investigators are continuing to gather evidence and track down leads received from the public. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Lt. Sandy Hines at (276) 403-5301 or Crimestoppers at (276) 632-7463.