DANVILLE, Va. – UPDATE - May 20, 2022
A man who was wanted for second-degree murder after a Danville shooting earlier this week has been arrested, police said.
Authorities said Andrew Menjivar, 24, was arrested in connection to the shooting death of Brandon Gore, 29.
The incident happened on Tuesday at an apartment complex at 1575 Richmond Blvd.
Menjivar was located on Friday in the Winston Salem, North Carolina area.
UPDATE - May 18, 2022
The Danville Police Department is seeking public help in locating a man who has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 29-year-old man.
Andrew Jovanni Menjivar, 24, has been charged after Brandon Alexander Gore, 29, was shot and killed on Tuesday at an apartment complex 1575 Richmond Blvd.
At this time, investigators do not believe Menjivar is on foot in the area of the homicide or in nearby neighborhoods.
Upon investigation, authorities learned that Menjivar has a reported address in Winston Salem, North Carolina and has ties to other areas including Greensboro, North Carolina.
When Menjivar left the apartment complex Tuesday, he was armed and still may be, according to the police department.
If you know of his whereabouts, you’re asked to call 911 and notify local authorities of his location without approaching him.
While this is an active and ongoing investigation, no other suspects are being sought or believed to be involved in this incident.
Anyone with information on Manjivar’s location or has information about this homicide may also contact the Danville Police Department through any available platforms including calling patrol at 799-6510, investigations at 799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, through social media or use the department’s crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#.
Information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.
ORIGINAL STORY - May 17, 2022
Authorities are searching for a man they say shot and killed someone in a shooting on Tuesday morning in Danville.
Police said that officers responded to an apartment complex at 1575 Richmond Blvd. around 9:30 a.m. and found 29-year-old Brandon Gore with a fatal gunshot wound in the breezeway of the K building.
Authorities identified Andrew Menjivar, 24, as a person of interest in the case.
Officers said they believe Menjivar ran away from the apartment complex with a handgun while wearing a white tank top. K9s are being used as the search for Menjivar continues.
Police said that the victim and the suspect knew each other and that this is not gang-related.
Anyone who knows Menjivar’s location is asked to contact the Danville Police Department by calling 911 or by calling crime stoppers at 434-793-0000.