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Posted on: August 31, 2020

08-31-2020 Homicide charge brought in connection with June stabbing

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Last week a Danville grand jury indicted Shannon Price with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Christopher France. Price is still being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

Original release: 07-06-2020 

Christopher France died early Sunday morning, July 5, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after being stabbed by his girlfriend in Danville three weeks ago.

Danville Police responded to a 911 call for a stabbing victim in the 700 block of Melville Avenue at 1:00 a.m. June 13. Officers found Christopher France lying in the street and bleeding from an apparent stab wound to his arm. The Danville Lifesaving Crew transported France to Sovah Health – Danville and later transferred him to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Police arrested Shannon Price the night of June 13 for malicious wounding, and she remains in the Danville City Jail. Price, age 29, and France, age 27, recently moved to Danville and were in a long-term domestic relationship. Danville Police are now investigating this incident as a homicide.

If you are someone you know have been a victim of domestic violence, please do not be afraid to ask for help. Call the Danville Police Department for reporting and assistance. Along with investigating the incident, we can direct you to local advocacy and support groups such as Haven of the Dan River Region.

If you have any information on this case, please contact us at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app CARE at

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