ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — More than 22 months after a teenage boy died from a northwest Roanoke shooting, police announced that the man arrested in connection with the incident has been sentenced.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, word came in just after 3 a.m. on June 27, 2020 about shots fired in the 5000 block of Valley View Boulevard NW. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a boy with a critical gunshot wound.

The boy — identified as 17-year-old Phillip Davis of Roanoke — was brought to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment, but on July 1, 2020, officials told WFXR News he died from his injuries.

Several months later, on Nov. 4, 2020, the department announced that officers arrested 18-year-old Brandon Calderon-Damian of Roanoke as part of the investigation into Davis’ homicide. Calderon-Damian was charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Roanoke Police are dedicated to holding those who choose to engage in violent crime, specifically gun violence, accountable for their actions. We commend the men and women of the Roanoke Police Department who worked tirelessly toward bringing justice to a grieving family and community after this violent crime. We would like to thank our community members and all local, State and Federal partners who assisted us with this investigation in which Mr. Calderon-Damian was identified as a suspect. Roanoke Police Detectives tirelessly worked on this investigation to gather evidence and present this case at the November meeting of the Roanoke City Grand Jury. The above charges were obtained and the indictments were served Monday afternoon without incident.

Statement released on Nov. 4, 2020 by the Roanoke Police Department

Over a year after his arrest, police reported that Calderon-Damian — now age 20 — pleaded no contest on Friday, May 6 to voluntary manslaughter in connection with Davis’ death.

Officials say Calderon-Damian was sentenced to 10 years with three years suspended, for a total of seven years in prison. He will then spend two years on supervised probation following his release.

“While this sentencing does not reflect the value of the loss of a life, it is also not indicative of the amount of work that Roanoke Police and the community put into solving this crime. We commend the actions of all RPD personnel who were involved in this case from the beginning. Their quick actions, dedication and hard work identified the person responsible for the crime. Thank you all for the long hours and immense effort you put into solving this homicide investigation,” the Roanoke Police Department said in a statement on Tuesday, May 10. “We would also like to thank the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance on this investigation.”