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ACPD: Rio Mills Road Standoff Over, Details to Come

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Police block off Rio Mills Road at Route 29. Police block off Rio Mills Road at Route 29.
Sgt. Jerry Utz holds media briefing on shooting incident. Sgt. Jerry Utz holds media briefing on shooting incident.

There are new details Thursday morning regarding the fatal shooting in the 2500 block of Rio Mills Road involving two men. The incident took place on Wednesday, December 26th. Frank Davis Jr. and James "Sonny" Marshall Jr. were killed in the incident. Davis was 44-years old from Madison County. Marshall was 50-years old and from Albemarle County. At this point in the investigation, police do not believe there is a threat to the community and there is no suspect at large.


The standoff between Albemarle County Police and a suspect in an early afternoon shooting incident is now over. The standoff lasted about six hours and ended around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The standoff began after a call came in to the police from a female who sounded distressed, regarding a disorder between two men. There was possibly a weapon involved.

Before the police arrived on scene, a second 911 call came in, reporting that one of the men had a gun and was standing over another man on the ground.

When police arrived on scene, there was indeed one man standing over another holding a gun. An officer then fired his gun in their direction.  Virginia State Police were called in to investigate the officer involved shooting soon after, which police say is protocol.

Police believed both men fled to a building in the 2500 block of Rio Mills Road. Police treated this as a barricade / hostage situation, and negotiators were called in. The SWAT team was activated to assist with the situation and when inside, they then found the bodies of the two men. Charlottesville City Police Department and Green County deputies were also called in to assist Albemarle County police. Over 35 officers were on scene and being rotated because of the freezing weather conditions.

The woman who called 911 has been accounted for.  There were no evacuations as a result of the incident.

Police confirmed that the scene was secure and that there was no threat to the community around 6:30 p.m.  Rio Mills Road was opened after being closed for the majority of Wednesday afternoon.

 Police have also announced there will be a press conference Thursday morning.

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