Two more arrests bring total to five in Danville shooting

DANVILLE — Danville police have made two more arrests in connection with an April 18 shooting, bringing the total to five arrested in six days.

Larry Thomason, public safety director in Danville, said police arrested Kinnie J. Walker and Jeremie L. Reeves, both 25-year-old Danville residents, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of Beechwood.

"Both men were taken into custody without incident," Thomason said in a news release Thursday morning.

Walker has been booked on preliminary charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, and Reeves has been charged with mob action. Both remain in custody at the Vermilion County jail.

Detectives continue their investigation into the case and are still asking members of the public with information about the shooting to call 431-2250.

The three other men arrested in connection with the shooting have either been formally charged in Vermilion County Circuit or await formal charges.

— Malcolm Dunn Jr., 21, of Danville, was arrested at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of East Main Street in Danville. Dunn was booked on preliminary charges of unlawful use of a firearm.

— Joaquin D. Washington, 19, of Danville, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Monday in the same block of Moore Street where the shooting took place. He was booked on preliminary charges of aggravated battery with a firearm.

— And Cordario Townsend, 25, of Danville was arrested at 10 p.m. April 18, the same night at the shooting. He was arraigned Monday in Vermilion County Circuit Court on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Three people were injured in the shooting April 18. Danville police responded to a call of shots fired at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in the 1000 block of Moore Street on the city's east side. They found two 19-year-old men and a 33-year-old woman, who had been shot. The woman and one of the men were wounded in the leg, and the other man was shot in the chest. All three were taken to the hospital in Danville, where the victim with the chest wound was transferred to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was listed in stable condition earlier this week. The other teen and the woman were treated for their injuries and released the night of the shooting.

Police were told that the shooting happened when a group of people were walking on Moore Street videotaping, which to led to an exchange of words between the group and others nearby. Then the verbal confrontation escalated into shots fired.

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