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Posted on: September 8, 2020

09-08-2020 Homcide

Danville Police responded to a reported shooting in the 800 block of Buford Street this morning.

At approximately 3:22 am this morning, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 800 block of Buford Street for a shooting.  Upon arrival, they discovered a deceased female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was identified as 43-year-old Lashanda Mecole Deshazo, a Danville City resident.  Deshazo’s body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.

This is the fifth homicide in the City of Danville this year.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000, or via our crime tips line on your computer at crimetips@ci.danville.va.us.  Information given will remain confidential.

Citizens who contact Crimestoppers by telephone may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.

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