Charges certified to grand jury for man accused of killing 19-year-old in Lynchburg shooting

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE - May 16, 2024

The charges of second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony against Keon Palmer were certified to the Grand Jury.


UPDATE

The man accused of shooting and killing a 19-year-old woman in Lynchburg has been arrested, according to police.

Keon Palmer was taken into custody without incident around 5:35 p.m. Wednesday.

The investigation is ongoing.

Palmer was in court Thursday for arraignment, which was continued until Feb. 26.


UPDATE

A man is still on the run after a shooting that left a 19-year-old woman dead, according to Lynchburg Police.

Officers said they responded to the 1800 block of Locust Street for a malicious wounding at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Police said they found the victim, 19-year-old Makayvia Cabell, with gunshot wounds. She was sent to the Lynchburg General Hospital for further treatment of the critical injuries she sustained during the incident, but unfortunately, she later passed away.

The suspect in the shooting has been identified as 22-year-old Keon Palmer of Lynchburg.

Palmer is wanted on a second-degree murder charge and for the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to LPD.

He ran away from the area and was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and white shoes, authorities said.

We’re told Palmer is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information about Palmer’s whereabouts or what may have happened, you’re asked to contact Detective Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. You can also enter an anonymous tip online or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

Authorities said that R.S. Payne and Dunbar schools were placed on a restricted entry and exit out of an abundance of caution. The precaution was lifted at 1 p.m. Wednesday.


UPDATE

One woman was shot and taken to the hospital in Lynchburg on Wednesday, and the suspect is still at large.

Lynchburg police said the suspect is believed to be armed.

As we reported below, the incident happened in the 1800 block of Locust Street. After the incident happened, the suspect ran away from the scene.

He is described as a man in his early 20s with short hair, dark jeans, a dark jacket and white slides.

Residents are asked to avoid the area if possible.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a suspect who is believed to be armed following a shooting incident.

Authorities are currently at the scene of the 1800 block of Locust Street and said the suspect ran away from the scene.

He is described as a man in his early 20s with short hair, dark jeans, a dark jacket and white slides.

Residents are asked to avoid the area if possible.

We have a 10 News crew headed to the scene, working for you to learn more.

We will continue to update this article as details become available.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.


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