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'He was a good uncle, a good father, a good person;' Father of 2 killed in Danville

Arthur Anderson (Photos courtesy of family)

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Neighbors are very shaken up tonight after a fatal shooting overnight in their Danville neighborhood.

Police said Arthur Obrian Anderson, 31, of Semora, North Carolina was found lying in the street in the 200 block of Rocklawn Avenue with a gunshot wound around 1 a.m. Monday, May 14.

He later died at the hospital.

Anderson's family said he was a good man and they want answers.

Danville Police said Diairion Marqui Davis, 30, of Reidsville, North Carolina, a person of interest in Anderson's death, was arrested in Greensboro later Monday afternoon.

He's charged with possession of a firearm by a violent convicted felon

"My husband jumped up and ran out and he was laid out of the street," said Octavia Burton, Anderson's sister-in-law. "I got a bang on my door at about 2:30 of somebody that was supposed to have been family saying that he was laid out at the top of the road."

Burton said the family doesn't know who could have done this or why.

"He was a good uncle, a good father, he was a good person," she said.

Anderson leaves behind two young boys, ages 12 and five.

Investigators say they believe he was targeted.

"He always been there for us, if we doing something wrong, he always tell us that's not the path your want to go through," said Anderson's nephew, Reginald Petty. "My uncle always been there for us, been there for everybody and it hurts to see him get killed."

Neighbors said they didn't hear any gunshots overnight.

Police said it's not clear if Anderson was shot in the street or dropped there.

"I'm moving, I can't keep doing this, this is crazy, I've got three little kids we can't," said neighbor, Natalie Logan. "It's too much."

Logan's boyfriend says they would like more officers to patrol the area.

"We need to stop the violence, this is 2018, like we done killed enough people, we done lost enough people," he said. "Let's stop this man, this senseless crime over nothing man."

Danville Police said they do not have a suspect description right now.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000 or the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-6508.

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