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Posted on: January 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Pittsylvania County man wanted in connection to overnight shooting in Danville

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 *Update - Dawson was arrested without incident on 1-28-2021. Danville Police charged Deauntae T. Dawson, 33, in connection to an early morning shooting that left one man in critical condition. 

A 911 caller reported that a man had been shot inside a house in the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue about 2:15 a.m.  

The Danville Lifesaving Crew transported the victim, a 18-year-old Danville man, to the emergency room and later Sovah Health Danville transferred him to Duke University Hospital. The man was most recently listed in serious, but stable condition. 

Investigators developed Dawson as the suspect and learned the shooting likely stemmed from an argument between Dawson and the victim. Dawson left the scene before police arrived. Police found his vehicle abandoned near Kentuck Road and the Danville city limits. 

Investigators charged Dawson with malicious wounding and several firearm-related charges. Police are still actively looking for Dawson and the department encourages anyone with information on his location please call the police. 

In the meantime, we ask that anyone who may have information on this case to please contact us at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app CARE at


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