Update: Woman in Hospital Following Police and SWAT Standoff in Roanoke

UPDATE:  3/8/17 @ 10:18AM 

The woman involved in last night's incident on Avendale has been identified as Joanna Hopkins, age 58, of Roanoke. She was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for an evaluation.  Roanoke Police have obtained a warrant for shooting into an occupied dwelling which will be served after her release from the hospital.


Roanoke Police and a SWAT team are at the scene of a standoff on Avendale Avenue NE, right off of Williamson Road.

According to unconfirmed reports, it  started off as a well being check at the home.  But then officers heard a gunshot inside the home.

The person inside, believed to be a woman, refused to come out.  At this point, police said they believe the woman is alone and she is currently communicating with officers.

This is a developing story.  More information on this story from ABC-13 News HERE.

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