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Two sought for shooting of man at Valero in Martinsville



MARTINSVILLE, VA – On February 6, 2021 shortly before 2 a.m. Martinsville Police Officers responded to a panic alarm at the Valero convenience store located at 1105 Brookdale Street, Martinsville.


When officers arrived the store clerk stated that two vehicles had been in the parking lot, gunshots occurred and the vehicles left.


The investigation revealed that Ombae K. Johnson Jr, Dasyne A. Hairston and Deangelo M. Howard got into an argument in the parking lot.


During that argument Ombae Johnson Jr. pulled out a firearm and shot Deangelo Howard.


Howard was taken to the local emergency room and was then transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Warrants have been issued for; malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied building, reckless handling of a firearm, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony on both Ombae K. Johnson Jr., age 20, of Blankenship Road Martinsville, and Dasyne A. Hairston, age 19 of Fourth Street Martinsville.

The case is still under investigation.


Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Lt. Sandy Hines at (276) 403-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME.

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