Man murdered in Danville apartment, suspect in custody after police say he left the scene

Danville resident Richard Lee Wilson, Jr., 22, is in custody in North Carolina. (Danville Police Department)

DANVILLE, Va. – The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened in the 1300 block of Piney Forest Rd late Tuesday evening.

Officers responded to the Woodside Village apartment complex just before 11 p.m. and found Danville resident Tasean Farmer, 24, shot multiple times inside an apartment. He was pronounced dead at SOVAH Health.

Recommended Videos

Police say Richard Lee Wilson, Jr., 32, is now in custody in North Carolina after leaving the scene. Wilson is charged with second degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm during the commission of a violent felony, reckless handling of a firearm, and discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling.

Police say the case remains under investigation and appears to be an isolated incident at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department by either calling patrol at 434-799-6510 option 4, investigations at 434-799-6508 option 1, and option 1 again, calling 911, contacting Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email, or use our crime tips app CARE at


The Danville Police Department has released a correction stating that the suspect, Richard Lee Wilson, Jr., is 32 rather than 22 like previously stated.

About the Author

You can see Jenna weekday mornings at the anchor desk on WSLS 10 Today from 5-7 a.m. She also leads our monthly Solutionaries Series, where we highlight the creative thinkers and doers working to make the world a better place.

Recommended Videos