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Man facing murder charge in connection with Tuesday shooting in Danville

UPDATE 6:51 a.m. (5/18/22): The Danville Police Department continues to ask for the community’s help tracking down a wanted man — who may be armed — following Tuesday morning’s deadly shooting at an apartment complex. According to authorities, 24-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar has officially been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of […]
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Criminal charges dropped in deadly Danville apartment complex shooting

DANVILLE, Va. – The Danville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is releasing the video that led a grand jury to drop all criminal charges Wednesday in a deadly shooting. Shafi Yassin Rasheed, 20, was shot and killed at Cardinal Village Apartments on a Saturday afternoon last month. Authorities say the...
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Danville man faces no criminal charges in deadly shooting

A Danville man will not face any criminal charges in connection with a shooting that ended in the death of another man at the Cardinal Village Apartments on April 16. Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the case and the decision by a grand jury.

Grand jury declines to proceed with criminal charges in fatal Danville shooting

DANVILLE, Va. – A grand jury has decided not to move forward with criminal charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Danville last month. The shooting happened at Cardinal Villages Apartments in the 600 block of Edmonds Street on April 16, according to police. Authorities said 20-year-old Shafi Yassin Rasheed was shot by a 21-year-old man who has not been identified.

No criminal charges in deadly ‘self-defense’ shooting in Danville

UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: Danville officials announced Wednesday that a man will not face any criminal charges after he reportedly shot and killed another man in self-defense at an apartment complex in mid-April. The Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Danville, Michael Newman, says a manslaughter indictment was presented to the grand jury, but they did […]

Grand jury says no to charges in Danville shooting death

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - A grand jury says there’s not enough evidence for charges to be filed against a man who shot another man to death in Danville in April. Shafi Yassin Rasheed, 20, was shot at an apartment complex April 16. Police said the shooter cited self defense and cooperated with the investigation, handing over his gun.

Danville's Festival in the park

Danville's Festival in the Park at Ballou Park was back May 13-15, despite the rain on Saturday. The day included music, live entertainment, crafts and lots of rides for the kids.

Hargrave Class of 2022 finishes race together in person

On Friday, Hargrave Military Academy held their graduation service for the senior class of 2022 at the Owen R. Cheatham Chapel. It was the 113th graduating class in the academy’s history. The academy graduated more than 30 cadets this year. Academic Dean Dr. Jimmy Tung welcomed everyone and opened...

Eagle Riders contribute much to local cancer association

Eagle Riders motorcycle club, which is part of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club in Sutherlin, (past the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fairgrounds on the way to South Boston) plays an important role in the fundraising efforts to benefit the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association each year. Trustee Jerry Shelton explains that the club...

Tunstall baseball, softball wrap-up regular season play

Tunstall baseball (14-5) finished out the regular season with losses to Halifax and Appomattox County and a win over Martinsville. The Trojans would finish second in the Piedmont District behind Halifax. Senior night for the seven Trojans saying goodbye to Tunstall baseball was dampened by a 2-14 loss against Appomattox...