UPDATE 12:58 p.m. (6/29/22): A wanted man is now in custody following Tuesday evening’s deadly shooting at a Lynchburg Salvation Army.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, Malik McDaniel was taken arrested early Wednesday afternoon following a brief standoff with police in the 1800 block of Georgia Avenue.

Police say McDaniel was taken into custody without incident for the following charges:

  • Second-degree murder
  • Use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Discharging a firearm in a public place


UPDATE 12 p.m. (6/29/22): WFXR News is at the scene of a large police presence in Lynchburg as authorities search for a man wanted in connection with Tuesday’s deadly shooting at a Salvation Army.

Georgia Avenue is currently blocked off as police search for 25-year-old Malik Ray-Shawn McDaniel, who is facing several charges following the death of 33-year-old Estevez Marez Cabell.

WFXR News has a crew at the scene and will provide more information as soon as it comes into the newsroom.

(Photo: Jemon Haskins/WFXR News)


UPDATE 9:14 a.m. (6/29/22): A search is underway for a man facing multiple charges — including murder — after Tuesday evening’s shooting at a Salvation Army in Lynchburg ended up being deadly.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, officers responded to 2215 Park Avenue shortly before 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 for reports that a man had been shot.

Police say they found the man — identified as 33-year-old Estevez Marez Cabell of Lynchburg — outside near the gymnasium. He was brought to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Authorities tell WFXR News there are several arrest warrants out for 25-year-old Malik Ray-Shawn McDaniel of Lynchburg in connection with the shooting, including the following:

  • Second-degree murder
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Discharging a firearm in a public place

As of Wednesday, June 29, the department says McDaniel is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Tuesday’s homicide — which is still under investigation — or McDaniel’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Dubie at(434-455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.



LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday evening, members of the Lynchburg Police Department were on the scene of a shooting that left a man fighting for his life.

According to officers, the incident happened on Tuesday, June 28 in a field behind the Salvation Army on Park Avenue.

Police told WFXR News that the man who was shot was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made in connection with this shooting.

Stay with WFXR News for the latest developments.