Danville man charged after officer-involved shooting

A man from Danville is facing charges after an officer-involved shooting in July.  

It happened at a home in the 100 block of Lawson Street.  

On October 23, a Danville grand jury indicted Keith Davis with two felony charges and one misdemeanor.  

Davis is currently being held at the Danville City Jail without bond.  

At the request of the Danville Police Chief, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations office investigated the shooting.  Once they were finished they turned their findings over to the Danville Commonwealth's Attorney.  

It has been determined that the officer's shooting was justified in this case. 

Here is the press release: 

SALEM, Va. – A Danville man faces multiple charges stemming from an officer-involved shooting on July 23, 2017, in the City of Danville at a residence in the 100 block of Lawson Street. On Oct. 23, a Danville grand jury handed up one felony count of assault on a police officer, one misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for Keith E. Davis, 36. Davis is being held at Danville City Jail without bond.

At the request of the Danville Police Chief, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office investigated the shooting. Once completed, the state police investigative findings were turned over to Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael J. Newman for review and adjudication. 

Per the Commonwealth Attorney’s determination, the officer’s shooting was deemed justified.


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