Cops investigate city homicide

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Cops investigate city homicide

Charlottesville police are searching for a suspect whom they consider to be “armed and dangerous” after the killing of a 28-year-old city man. William Miller Herndon was found un-
responsive with multiple gun-shot wounds on the 800 block of Hardy Drive. He later died at UVA Hospital.

The only suspect in the killing is Herndon’s acquaintance, 29-year-old Jason Scott Marshman, who, according to a police press release, has prior felony convictions in Virginia and New York. Marshman faces charges of first degree murder, among others. Though the shooting occurred near the Westhaven public housing complex, neither of the men were residents of the neighborhood.

Jason Scott Marshman, 29, is wanted for the murder of city resident William Miller Herndon.

Police have not suggested a motive in the killing. Police Chief Timothy J. Longo says, via e-mail: “There seems to have been some negative interaction between the suspect and victim earlier that evening, but I think it’s premature to discuss what may have motivated such a violent encounter until we have a chance to sift through the facts.”

Police think Marshman could have fled to New York City. A “wanted” poster issued by police lists Marshman as 5′ 10", 190 pounds, with the nickname “J” and the alias Anthony Scott.

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