Authorities searching for man charged with second-degree murder in Danville shooting

Authorities said suspect should be considered armed and dangerous

Jerome Davis Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to a Danville shooting (Danville Police Department)


Authorities are searching for a man who is wanted in connection to a fatal Danville shooting. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Jerome Davis Jr., 43, has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 40-year-old Steve Gunther, according to police.

Davis Jr. was already wanted for felony attempted aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and brandishing a firearm from an unrelated incident.

Authorities said this is still an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on Davis Jr.’s location is asked to call the Danville Police Department.


The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened Thursday night.

At about 7:58 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of Bradley Road for reports of a man who was shot.

Authorities said they found a victim with a gunshot wound in the road. Police identified the victim as 40-year-old Steve Gunther of Danville.

At this time, police have not released any information about a suspect.

The police department is taking residents of Bradley Road and surrounding areas for any surveillance video they may have around the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Police at the patrol office at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508 or through Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000,

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