Police: Man injured from November shooting in Danville indicted for murder, firearm charges

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(Photo: Courtesy Danville Police Department)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday afternoon, nearly two months after a man was injured during a fatal Danville shooting, authorities announced that man had been arrested and indicted in connection with the homicide.

According to the Danville Police Department, officers responded to multiple 911 calls about shots fired in the Rocklawn Avenue area shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2021.

When police arrived at the scene, they found 50-year-old Clarence James Martin Jr. of Danville, in front of a residence in the 100 block of Rocklawn Avenue. Martin appeared to have a gunshot wound and was transported to SOVAH Medical Center, where he later died.

Shortly after finding Martin on Rocklawn Avenue, the department says a 43-year-old man with a Ringgold address — later identified as Khaleel Latwain Rodgers — arrived in a helicopter at the SOVAH Health Danville’s Emergency Room with a serious gunshot wound.

According to officials, the initial investigation indicated the two men were shot at the same location on Rocklawn Avenue.

The next day, the department announced that Rodgers has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon amid the ongoing investigation into the deadly shooting. However, he was still being treated at an unnamed hospital for his injuries at the time.

“The hospital providing care as well as the local law enforcement agencies have been made aware of the felony warrants obtained against Mr. Rodgers and we anticipate he will be transported back to Danville when his condition allows,” the Danville Police Department said on Nov. 18, 2021.

Then, on Friday, Jan. 14, authorities issued a statement that Rodgers was indicted by a Danville Grand Jury for first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with Martin’s death from November.

Police tell WFXR News that Rodgers turned himself in and was arrested for these charges on Thursday, Jan. 13.

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