A person of interest who police say was involved in the murder of a Danville woman over the weekend has been arrested, according to police.
Police say they arrested the person on unrelated charges, and authorities say the will identify the person if they are pressed with charges related to the homicide or if releasing their identity doesn’t compromise the investigation.
The victim was identified as 43-year-old Lashanda Mecole Deshazo, a Danville City resident. Deshazo’s body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy.
Danville Police responded to a reported shooting in the 800 block of Buford Street around 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning. Upon arrival, they discovered a deceased female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
This is the fifth homicide in the City of Danville this year.