A Fatal Shooting

Published 2:39 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2013

FARMVILLE – A 52-year old Pittsylvania County man is being held at Piedmont Regional Jail on multiple charges related to a fatal shooting in a trailer at a construction site at Longwood University Saturday's Lancer Park night, reports the Virginia State Police.

The 46-year old victim was from Mechanicsville, according to a Virginia State Police press release.

“The circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting remain under investigation at this time,” the press release from Corinne Geller, Public Relations Manager for the Virginia State Police, states.

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Longwood University alerted the campus with a Saturday night email about the shooting, also stating that LU Police Chief Robert Beach had confirmed that, “No Longwood students, faculty or staff were involved in the shooting, and there is no continuing danger…”

Two hundred and fifty students live at Lancer Park.

Lancer Park is located across Third Street, just north of High Bridge Trail, and is an approximately 90-acre tract of land containing a combination of student housing and athletic/intramural fields, with a major dormitory complex under construction.

Longwood's website continued to feature an update on the shooting this week, with a link to the official State Police press release.

The press release from the Virginia State Police reports that, “The 911 call concerning a shooting came in to the Longwood Police Department at approximately 7:45 p.m. Saturday. The shooting occurred in a trailer on a construction site at Lancer Park. The trailer was in a fenced off construction area.”

Longwood Police arrived at the scene Saturday night and found the victim deceased, Ms. Geller reports. The investigation by Virginia State Police, with the assistance of Longwood police, revealed the victim “had been shot and killed. A firearm was recovered at the scene,” the press release states.

The body has been transported to the Office of Medical Examiner for examination and autopsy.

The suspect, identified in the State Police press release as Darryl N. Elmore, 52, of Hurt, was “taken into custody without incident,” the press release states, and is being held without bond at Piedmont Regional Jail on charges of “voluntary manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”

Documents on file in the Prince Edward General District Court on Monday show that Darryl Nick Elmore was charged with voluntary manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.