CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — The Charlottesville Police Department have arrested a man in connection to a homicide that took place a few blocks away from the University of Virginia’s campus in late January.
According to the Charlottesville Police Department, on Friday, Feb. 3, detectives arrested 38-year-old Tadashi Demetrius Keys and charged him with second degree murder and use of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection to the shooting death of 36-year-old Eldridge Vandrew Smith of Charlottesville.
On Saturday, Jan. 28 at around 9:40 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Grove Street in Charlottesville for a report of shots fired. When they got there, they found Smith in a parked SUV with multiple gunshot wounds.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators found multiple shell casings in the area.