Early Friday morning, Emporia Police responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Reese Street. Once on scene, officers found Michelle Roper, 36 of Emporia, lying in the front yard.
She was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound.
Police have witnesses to the shooting and are searching for the suspect.
The suspect is Lamont V. George, 47 of Emporia, the former boyfriend of the victim.
George may be operating a 1998 Mercedes Benz 4 door that is black in color (VA Tag WSU9519). A “be on the lookout” has been put out for the suspect to other law enforcement agencies.