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Posted on: August 9, 2022

08-09-2022 Danville Police Arrest Shooting Suspect Terry West Jr.

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The Danville Police Department was able to locate wanted suspect Terry NMN West Jr. this afternoon and take him into custody.  West fled a residence in the 1600 block of Piney Forest Rd and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  He was transported to the Danville City Jail.

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On 08-08-2022, at approximately 8:41 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to 1321 Piney Forest Rd, in the area of the D building, for reports of someone being shot. Officers located a 24-year-old male from Danville suffering from a gunshot wound. The officers provided medical assistance and the victim was ultimately to a medical facility for further treatment, with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.  

The investigation led to criminal charges against 21-year-old Terry NMN West Jr of Danville for Malicious Wounding VA code 18.2-51, Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony VA code 18.2-53.1, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon VA code 18.2-308.2.

The Danville Police Department is now seeking the public's assistance in locating Terry NMN West Jr. for these charges.  He was last seen running from the shooting scene on foot and still armed with a handgun.  Mr. West should be considered armed and dangerous.  

Anyone who knows the location of Mr. West or has information on the shooting incident is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform. The platforms include calling patrol at 799-6510, investigations at 799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email crimetips@danvilleva.gov, or use our crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#. Information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.  

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