LaFAYETTE - A Roanoke man was taken into custody on Sunday in Chambers County after first responders heard gunshots when responding to a call.

At approximate 5:10 p.m., Chambers County Sheriff's Office deputies and LaFayette EMS received a call regarding a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound at Antioch Church on Highway 50, southwest of LaFayette.

The call, which originated through a Veterans' Administration Hot Line, was then dispatched to both agencies. Upon arrival at the church, the units could not locate anyone on the premises.

The ambulance personnel then headed to a nearby church on County Road 28, also called Antioch. This one is Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in the Moorefield area. Upon their arrival, the ambulance personnel heard gunshots but could not determine where they were being directed.

This information was then given to the responding deputies, and as they arrived on the scene, more shots were heard.

After the deputies made verbal contact with the suspect, Cory McKenzie Leverett, 45, of Roanoke surrendered and was taken into custody.

Leverett has been charged with four counts of attempted murder. The case is under investigation by the Chambers County Investigative Division.

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