Arrested

Traquon L. Allen, 18, of Danville

An 18-year-old Danville man is awaiting extradition back to Virginia from North Carolina after police say he is wanted following a murder in Cardinal Village Tuesday, Nov. 26. 

According to the Danville Police Department, Traquon L. Allen, 18, has been charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. 

“He was arrested at Baptist Hospital in Forsyth County, North Carolina,” Danville Police Department Lieutenant Richard Chivvis said. 

Allen was in the hospital receiving treatment due to a gunshot wound according to Chivvis, which is also under investigation.

Warrants obtained from Danville Circuit Court state Allen and Xavier N. Carson, 19, had an ‘ongoing disagreement.’ Both of them were using Facebook to communicate according to the warrants.

Further details about the disagreement were not revealed in the warrants. 

Around 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 26, police responded to Cardinal Village on Edmonds Street and found Carson suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. 

Carson was transported to SOVAH Health Danville where he later died.

Three hours after police began their investigation, the shooting began to be looked into as a homicide. 

Carson’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke for an autopsy. 

During a walk through the neighborhood Wednesday around lunchtime by police, police Captain Jerry Pace said the shooting was not random. Police returned to Cardinal Village as part of a Healing and Engaging After Recent Trauma (HEART) walk.

“This is the first significant incident was have had in Cardinal Village to date,” Pace said. 

According to Pace, assaults, robberies, shootings, and break-ins are all down for the year. 

One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said she heard the shots ring out. 

After the shots were fired, the resident’s 11-year-old child ran outside and discovered Carson on the ground. 

“I told him quickly to get back inside,” the resident said. “It’s traumatizing.”

Neighbors were appreciative of a quick arrest, and many were shocked something like the homicide could take place in what has been a quiet neighborhood.

No court dates have been set for Allen in Virginia. 

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