Roanoke Police Department Investigates Attempted Robbery

Alan Wiley Wright, 49, of Roanoke suffered a gunshot wound when he allegedly was approached by two suspects demanding money on April 14, 2011.  Wright had parked at the intersection of 2nd Street and Mountain Avenue and was walking to a convenience store on 2nd Street and Elm Avenue.  The suspects, who Wright described as two black males, approached him while he was walking back to his vehicle.

After Wright was shot, he told police that he was able to run back to his car, drive home, and then drive to the hospital.  Police met him there. No arrests have been made.

Click here to read the police release.

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