Two men arrested in connection with Danville shooting that injured teen boy, police say

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(Photo: Courtesy Danville Police Department)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday morning, police announced that two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting in Danville that sent a teenage boy to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Danville Police Department, the shooting took place just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 in the Sunrise Store parking lot at 937 Main Street.

A few minutes later, a 15-year-old boy showed up at a Danville emergency room with a gunshot wound in his foot.

The department says investigators learned that 38-year-old Kelby Williams shot at 35-year-old Donald Thompson in the Sunrise Store parking lot before the men drove away in their individual vehicles.

However, police say Thompson caught up with Williams on South Main Street, shot into Williams’ vehicle, and ended up hitting Williams’ 15-year-old passenger in the foot. Williams then drove the injured boy to the hospital. 

As a result of the investigation, authorities seized three firearms and arrested Thompson and Williams, who are facing the following charges: 

  • Donald Ray Thompson: Possession of a firearm by a felon, malicious wounding, and shooting from a vehicle 
  • Kelby Dior Williams: Shooting from a vehicle 

According to the department, investigators believe that an argument over a relationship led up to the shooting. Both Williams and the 15-year-old boy are reportedly from Greensboro, but Thompson is from Danville.  

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact the Danville Police Department at (434) 793-0000.

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