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Posted on: August 3, 2019

08-03-2019 Homicide

Danville Police were dispatched to a call for a person who had been shot in the 200 blk. of Parker Rd. on 8-2-2019, at 11:20 PM.  Officers located a male victim with apparent gunshot wounds lying on the ground outside.  He was taken to the emergency room by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased a short while later.  The victim was identified as 21-year-old Kymon Haley of Milton, NC.  The information known to Danville Police at the time of this release is the victim and suspect knew one another and an ongoing dispute escalated into a shooting incident. The suspect has been identified as Rakim La’Tae Knight, age 29, of Danville.  Investigators obtained felony arrest warrants against Knight for the following:

VA State Code 18.2-280 (A) – Willfully discharging firearms in public places resulting in bodily injury

VA State Code 18.2-53.1 – Use or display of firearm in committing felony

Knight remains at large and there is no suspect photo available for release at this time.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s location or this incident is asked to call 911, the Danville Police Department at 799-6508, or Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000 and crimetips@danvilleva.gov.

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