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Posted on: August 31, 2020

08-31-2020 Charges made in 2017 killing of Fenqwan Payne

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Correction: Wilson was arrested at his place of employment. Wilson was living in the Roanoke area at the time of his arrest.

Last week a Danville grand jury indicted Quadarius D. Wilson, 28, formerly from Danville, with first-degree murder and related firearms offenses for shooting Fenqwan Payne May 31, 2017.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Wilson Aug. 28 without incident in Roanoke County. Wilson is currently being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

Payne and Wilson were acquaintances and the circumstances that lead to the killing are part of the investigative details that will be relevant in court.

Detectives continued to follow leads in this case and worked closely with the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office in order to bring these charges.

Original Release:


The Danville Police Department is currently investigating an apparent homicide in the 700 block of Bradley Road.

At approximately 6:45 p.m. EMS and Police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Bradley Road for a report of an unresponsive male suffering from apparent gunshot injuries. The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional information will be released when it is appropriate to do so.

5-31-2017 Update

The man found deceased on Bradley Road has been identified as 23-year-old Fenqwan Tayshon Payne. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information in this case please contact us at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app CARE at

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