Martinsville, VA – On November 25, 2018, at approximately 2:27 am, the Martinsville Police Department was notified of a shooting that occurred in the 900 block of Royal Dr. The victim, Tyrel O’Bryant Coles, 29, of Martinsville was taken to SOVAH of Martinsville then transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Investigators processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses. During the investigation, Rashid Hakim Martin, 22, was identified as a suspect. Martin was arrested and charged with: Malicious Wounding, Use Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Maliciously Shoot in an Occupied Building. Martin is being held without bail in the Martinsville City Jail.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime, contact Lieutenant Sandy Hines at 276-403-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME (27463).

More information will be released when available.