Police: Two charged for shooting at state police, leading chase

Two charged with shooting at state police (Danville Police)

UPDATE: 4 p.m.

Danville Police have charged two people in connection to the shooting Tuesday night, involving at Virginia State Police Special Agent.

19-year-old Daviez Daquan Hairston has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and three counts of shooting from a vehicle.

He's being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond.

20-year-old Gregory James Gladden is charged with accessory after the fact to attempted malicious wounding and felony eluding police.

He's being held at the Danville City Jail under a $15,000 bond.

The Danville Police Department and the Virginia State Police are continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, or the crime tips line at crimetips@danvilleva.gov. Information given will remain confidential.


DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Five people are in custody after firing multiple shots at Virginia State Police Tuesday night.

They said the incident occurred around 11:53 p.m. in the Moffett Street area of Danville.

According to police, a Dodge Charger was being observed by a State Police special agent who was driving an unmarked car.

The officer was not injured although police said his vehicle was shot by multiple bullets.

Police said one of the occupants in the car opened fire on the State Police vehicle. They said the Dodge Charger then fled the scene and a pursuit was inititated.

According to officers, the car crashed a short distance later on Sunnyside Street.

The driver and four passengers were taken into custody without further incident. None of the five were injured in the crash.

Police said a firearm and other evidence were recovered at the scene.

They said charges are pending at this time against the adults and juveniles in the car.

The investigation is ongoing.

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