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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

Posted on: March 5, 2020

03-05-2020 Homicide update


Danville Police have arrested a person who was involved in the homicide of Melvin Smith. Police arrested this individual on unrelated charges and we will identify the person when we make charges related to the homicide. The investigation is still active and the case continues to develop.

Danville Police along with several of our partner law enforcement agencies worked on this case late into last night. We appreciate the commitment from these partner agencies and the cooperation we continue to receive from the public during this investigation.

We will release more information when it becomes appropriate until then we ask anyone with information about this case to call police at 434-793-0000 or through our CARE app:

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