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UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) has arrested the suspect in a homicide that took place in the 1100-block of 15th Street yesterday afternoon after a barricade lasting nearly six hours.

Shortly after 5 a.m. today, the LPD received a call that Keri Leon Sharpe was located in a house in the 600-block of Jackson Street. Officers responded to the scene and the suspect refused to exit the residence. Members of the LPD Crisis Negotiations Team spoke with the suspect for several hours before he was taken into custody after peacefully exiting the residence.

Sharpe is currently charged with:

  • 2nd degree murder
  • Use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

The LPD thanks the Virginia State Police for their assistance today.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Campbell at (434) 455-7267 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.

 

PREVIOUS: LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) has located the suspect in a homicide that took place in the 1100-block of 15th Street yesterday afternoon.

Officers are currently on the scene of a barricade involving the suspect in the 600-block of Jackson Street. Members of the LPD Crisis Negotiations Team have been attempting to negotiate with the suspect since early this morning. The LPD’s Tactical Unit is on scene as well with assistance from the Virginia State Police.

Residents are asked to avoid the area at this time. The 600-block of Jackson Street is currently closed to all traffic.

 

PREVIOUS: LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1100-block of 15th Street this afternoon.

On March 6, 2022 at 5:10 p.m., officers responded to the 1100-block of 15th Street for report of man who had been shot. The LPD and Lynchburg Fire Department arrived and began life-saving measures but were unsuccessful and the man died on scene.

Witnesses said the suspect fled to a residence in the 1200-block of 15th Street just after the shooting. At this time, LPD is attempting to locate the suspect who is believed to be a light-skin black male.

The 1100 and 1200-blocks of 15th Street are currently closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic and a large police presence is expected for several hours. Residents are asked to shelter in place and all others are asked to avoid the area.

Anyone who may have captured video of any of this incident on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6174 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Campbell at (434) 455-7267 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.