At approximately 12:47 a.m. Jan. 7, 2018, Danville Police Officers responded to the 1000 block of Halifax Road for a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival at the residence, Officers knocked at the door of 1069 Halifax Road to investigate further. Shots were fired from inside the house towards the Officers, thus forcing them to take cover and establish a perimeter around the property. While Officers attempted to negotiate a peaceful surrender, an adult male exited the house shooting at the Officers. One of the Officers returned fire.
The male subject was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
When Officers entered the residence, they discovered a deceased female inside.
No Officers were injured during this incident.
Lt. Col. Dean Hairston has requested the Virginia State Police to investigate both the officer-involved shooting and the homicide of the female that occurred inside the residence.
In accordance with Danville Police Department policy, the officer has been placed on administrative assignment. The officer’s name will be released in three days in accordance with Department policy.
Any other questions regarding this investigation should be referred to the Virginia State Police.