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Posted on: August 17, 2022

08-17-2022 Police Seeking the Public’s Assistance Locating Suspects in Homicide

Marte Wil-shownn Oliver

Yesterday at approximately 4:19 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Halifax Street for calls of shots fired. Officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s) to his upper body. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Danville resident Patrick Lanigan Duffy. 

The investigation has led to charges being brought against two Danville males who are now being sought.  The Danville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Marte Wil-Shownn Oliver who is wanted for robbery, use of a firearm during a felony, and possession of a firearm by a felon in relation to this incident that ended in the death of Mr. Duffy. 

A 14-year-old Danville teen is being sought for robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony from this incident, but his identity is being withheld because of his age while the investigation continues.  

Mr. Oliver is believed to have left the scene still in possession of a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Residents of the Halifax Street community and surrounding areas who may have any video surveillance cameras are still being asked to contact the Danville Police Department through any of the platforms listed below.

Additionally, anyone who has information on the shooting incident or whereabouts of Mr. Oliver are asked to please contact the Danville Police Department. The platforms include calling patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, 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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