FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2023
Shots Fired Report: Grove St.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On Saturday, January 28, 2023, at approximately 9:41 p.m., Charlottesville police officers responded to the 1100 block of Grove Street for a shots fired report.
Upon arrival, officers located an SUV parked in the 1100 block of Grove Street. The vehicle was occupied by one adult male who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Charlottesville resident, Eldridge Vandrew Smith. Mr. Smith’s next of kin have been notified.
Charlottesville detectives and forensic technicians responded to the scene to collect evidence and found multiple cartridge casings upon investigating.
This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with information related to this homicide is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (434) 977-4000.
Public Safety Information Officer
City of Charlottesville