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Homicide Tuesday night, Charlottesville Police report

The shooting took place near 12th Street Northwest and Rosser Avenue

<p>The victim, 31-year-old Deqwane Brown, was pronounced dead at the scene, having sustained multiple gunshot wounds.&nbsp;</p>

The victim, 31-year-old Deqwane Brown, was pronounced dead at the scene, having sustained multiple gunshot wounds. 

After a community alert was issued at 7:59 p.m. Tuesday that said a shooting had happened at the intersection of 12th Street Northwest and Grady Avenue, the Charlottesville Police Department has issued an update. According to a Charlottesville Police press release from Wednesday morning, the shooting happened in the vicinity of 12th Street Northwest and Rosser Avenue and the victim, 31-year-old Deqwane Brown, was pronounced dead at the scene, having sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Charlottesville Police responded to the crime at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday, according to Timothy Longo, chief of the University Police Department and vice president for security and safety. Longo said that no suspect had been identified, though witnesses reported seeing a blue sedan flee the scene in an unknown direction.

Another shots fired incident was reported by Longo at approximately 1:57 a.m. Wednesday. Longo said this second incident took place in the 300 block of 14th Street. It is unclear if Wednesday morning’s incident is related to Tuesday night’s homicide. The two community alerts about these events were the only community alerts  in April so far.

According to the Charlottesville Police, the killing of Brown is the first homicide they are investigating in 2024, and updates will be provided as more information is made available.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is encouraged to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (434) 977-4000.

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