Petersburg Police make two arrests in deadly double shooting

Petersburg Police make two arrests in deadly double shooting

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg Police tell us they have made two arrests in a double shooting that left a 22 year old Colonial Heights man dead.

Officers say around 12:51 a.m. Sunday they received a call about a shooting at the Jefferson South of the James apartment complex at 1800 Boydton Plank Road. Once on scene, police discovered two gunshot victims who were transported to Southside Regional Medical Center.

They tell us Deshawn Shaw died from multiple gunshot wounds while his 20 year old brother is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

In less than three hours, around 3:45 a.m, detectives arrested 18 year old Daekwon Castelle of Petersburg. He has been charged with numerous felonies including homicide, aggravated assault and robbery. He is being held at Riverside Regional Jail with no bond.

A second shooter, a 17 year old juvenile, was arrested around 5:30 a.m. and he faces felony charges similar to Castelle. Investigators say robbery is the motive of the shooting and all parties are acquaintances.

If anyone knows anything about this crime, contact Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or visit the website,  All methods are anonymous.

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