DANVILLE, Va. – UPDATE
Authorities have charged a Danville man in connection with a a deadly shooting on Wednesday night in Danville.
Investigators charged Majusty Miles, 19, with second-degree murder in connection to the death of Jontavious Logan.
While neither man lived in the Purdum Woods Apartments, where the shooting happened, evidence indicates that the two knew each another and the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between the two of them, according to police.
Police arrested Miles in Danville without incident and he is now being held without bond.
On Thursday night, police returned to the area to check in with neighbors. It’s called the HEART walk, heal and engage after recent trauma, and it’s something authorities have been doing in communities following a major crime for the past two years.
“We really think it’s important for the community to provide some level of closure and some level of safety back into their lives,” Danville Police Capt. Richard Chivvis says.
Many people living in the apartment complex say they knew Logan and that Wednesday night’s shooting is one they won’t ever forget. That was the case for Lacy Seloars, who says she was doing her dishes when she heard several shots ring out.
Seloars says she ran outside, and when she saw Logan on the ground, she began CPR.
“He is friends with my daughter. I know his mother, I watched this boy grow up,” she says. “The only thing that was going through my mind was that this could have been my child. I kept telling him, ‘You can’t do this to your mama. You can’t do this to your mama.’”
“Some civilians had started CPR, some community members. Officers took over from that and tried to provide first aid,” Capt. Chivvis says. “Mr. Logan was taken to the hospital where he ultimately died.”
Capt. Chivvis says the community played a big role in helping them find the gunman and they want to be there for neighbors in return.
He adds this is the third homicide this year and that crime is still the lowest it’s been in more than three decades in Danville.
Anyone who may have information on these cases can contact us at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#.
The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a teenager dead Wednesday night.
At about 7:43 p.m., officers responded to the Purdum Woods Apartments at 1575 Richmond Blvd for a report of someone who was shot.
When police arrived at the scene, they found a man laying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound to his chest near the “K” building of the apartment complex.
The man was identified as 19-year-old Jontavious Logan, of Danville.
Authorities said they immediately began executing first aid and CPR on him.
They transported him to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
According to police, investigators will continue to work through the night to collect evidence and follow leads.