Danville police make arrest in deadly driveway shooting

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Evin Javahn Shaw

DANVILLE, Va. (WSLS 10) - The Danville Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a deadly shooting that occurred last week.

Police have charged Evin Javahn Shaw, 18, of Danville, Va., with first-degree murder.

As we've reported, at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, June 4 officers responded to Rocklawn Place in reference to a person being shot. Upon arrival they found Bennie Wesley Sigmon, 48, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in his driveway. Further Coverage: Danville man shot multiple times in his driveway dies in hospital; police investigate

Sigmon had reportedly went outside to confront three people who were trespassing on his property. Sigmon confronted the group and that's when police say Shaw shot Sigmon multiple times.

Sigmon was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center where he later died. Shaw and the other suspects fled the scene on foot before police arrived.

Police say Shaw was taken into custody this week without incident. He's currently being held at the Danville City Jail without bond.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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