MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Several days after a shooting at a Martinsville restaurant left two dead and two injured, Henry County authorities announced that a man had been arrested after reportedly taking a gun that had been used in the incident.
According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call came in shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 about several people who had been shot at El Parral restaurant at 670 Commonwealth Boulevard.
When deputies arrived, they found one man — 31-year-old Orlando Raceem Johnson of Martinsville — suffering from several gunshot wounds to the torso and legs. However, he did not survive his injuries.
The sheriff’s office says deputies discovered that an argument between several individuals took place on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant. That argument escalated, leading to Johnson and 26-year-old Laquon Deshawn Moss of Ridgeway, pulling out guns and shooting
As Moss fired at Johnson, hitting him multiple times, he also shot a 25-year-old woman in the leg and a 32-year-old man in the arm, authorities say.
According to officials, the preliminary investigation indicates that a bullet fired from Johnson’s gun hit 25-year-old Malik Douglas of Martinsville, killing him.
Authorities say a person was captured on video taking Johnson’s gun from the scene after Johnson had been shot. That person was later identified as 44-year-old Delano Tomaz Ross of Martinsville.
The sheriff’s office says Ross has been charged with possession of a firearm by a violent convicted felon and the willful concealment of physical evidence, both of which are felony charges. Ross is currently being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.
If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).