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Man dies in hospital after uptown Martinsville shooting

MARTINSVILLE, VA – At 12:04 a.m., Martinsville Police responded to a disturbance in the area of 54 West Church Street.

When officers arrived, they found Clayborne Kent Jr., 37-years-old, of Martinsville, with a gunshot wound.

Kent was transported to SOVAH Health Martinsville but died while enroute to the hospital.  

After processing the scene and interviewing witnesses the investigation led to the other person involved in the incident, Trequon Antonio Davis.

Davis was located and taken into custody without incident at his residence on Beaver Street in Martinsville.

Davis, 23-years-old, has been charged with Manslaughter, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Discharging a Firearm in a Public Place Resulting in Injury.

He is currently being held in the Martinsville City Jail without bail. 

The case is still under investigation and anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Sergeant Jason Vaughan at 276-403-5247or Lieutenant Jim Lovell at 276-403-5320 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463. 


MARTINSVILLE, VA – A 37-year-old man has died in the hospital after he was shot Saturday morning in the 50 block of West Church Street.

The Martinsville Police Department received a call at 12:04 AM for the shooting.

According to the Martinsville Police Department, a possible suspect has been developed and detectives are currently processing the scene and interviewing witnesses.

Police say there is not believed to be any further danger to the public at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting should contact Sergeant Jason Vaughn at 276-403-5247, Lieutenant Jim Lovell at 276-403-5320 or the crimestoppers program at 276-632-7463.

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