Danville police make arrest in weekend shooting

More arrests are expected

By Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter, Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

DANVILLE, Va. - UPDATE

Danville police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a shooting that happened over the weekend. 

Danville resident Eric Tashawn Coleman Jr. is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Coleman was shot in the leg.

Police say the shooting happened around midnight Sunday in the 200 block of Withers Road.

Anthony Shaerin and his wife, Kristen, were driving home on Withers Road when they got caught up in the shooting.

"A white SUV cut us off, so obviously we stopped. They were blocking both lanes of traffic. Then, a bunch of people started running around, probably 25 or 30 people or so, and then gunshots just started going crazy," Shearin said.

"My husband told me to get down into the floorboard and that's what I did. He had his arm over my head as he's trying to reverse," Kristen Shearin said.

She and her husband bought a house in the area about a year ago, but now they are considering moving.

More arrests are expected. 

ORIGINAL STORY

Two men were shot in Danville late Saturday night.

According to the Danville Police Department, officers responded to a shots fired call in the 200 block of Withers Road around midnight.

Officers found two victims, a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his lower left leg and a 24-year-old man who was shot in his upper body.

Police said both men are Danville residents. Both men were taken to Sovah Health for medical treatment.

There is no word on their conditions. So far, no arrests have been made.

The police investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434)
793-0000, or email crime tips to crimetips@danvilleva.gov.
 

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