Man who opened fire on Roanoke gay bar two decades ago dies
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 9:42 PM EST
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The man convicted of opening fire at a Roanoke gay bar has died.
The Virginia Department of Corrections said Ronald Gay died of natural causes last Saturday at a hospital.
Gay was serving back-to-back life sentences for the shooting at Backstreet Cafe in Sept. 2000 that killed one man and injured six others.
Gay had been serving his sentence at Deerfield Correctional Center.
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