Man arrested following fatal shooting in Pittsylvania County

De'Von Dre'Col Smith, 27, charged with first-degree homicide

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – Authorities say one person is dead after a shooting in the Brosville area of Pittsylvania County on Sunday.

Deputies said they were dispatched to 2531 Martin Drive just after 4 p.m. after receiving a call that a man had been shot.

Deputies arrived to find 23-year-old Deon Jawan Peatross dead. They are saying that his death was apparently gun-related.

Peatross was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office, where his official cause of death will be determined.

Officials said their investigation led to the arrest of 27-year-old De’Von Dre’Col Smith. He is being held in the Pittsylvania County Jail on charges of first-degree homicide and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held without bail.

Smith’s first appearance is scheduled for Monday.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 434-656-6211.

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