Traquon L. Allen, 18, of Danville

7:05 a.m. 11/27 UPDATE: Danville police have arrested Traquon L. Allen, 18, of Danville following a homicide investigation that occurred Tuesday evening.

Danville Police Major Tim Jones said Allen has been charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Allen is waiting extradition back to Virginia from North Carolina according to Jones.

The investigation remains ongoing.


8:43 p.m. 11/26 UPDATE: Police have confirmed the victim from Tuesday’s shooting at Cardinal Village has died. The shooting is now being investigated as a homicide. 

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 600 block of Edmonds Street this evening.

At approximately 5:44 PM this evening, Danville Police responded to the 600 block of Edmonds Street on a report of a shots fired call. 

Officers found a 19year-old male, a Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. 

The victim was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center for his injuries. 

Xavier N. Carson, died as a result of his injuries. His body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy.The investigation is ongoing.

The Danville Police Department and its partners will conduct a HEART Walk tomorrow at11:00 AM in Cardinal Village 651 Cardinal Place. We will meet at the community shelter located onCardinal Place at 11:00AM for the walk.Heal and Engage After Recent Trauma (HEART) is a law enforcement drivenprogram thatpartners with the Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services, DanvilleCommonwealth’sAttorney and SOVAH Health – Danville. HEART places value on engaging thecommunity inthe aftermath of traumatic incidents, strives to communicate availableresources andinformation to the impacted neighborhoods and assists the community withrecovery efforts.Anyone with information on this case, are asked to contact the DanvillePolice Department at434-793-0000 or 434-799-6510 or our CARE app: who contact Crimestoppers by telephone may be eligible for a cashreward of up to$1,000.00.


ORIGINAL STORY: Danville Police Department Major Tim Jones confirmed police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Cardinal Village.

No other details have been released, including the name of the person who was shot. 

This story will be updated.

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