FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2023
Suspect Arrested in Grove St. Homicide Case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) detectives have arrested 38-year-old Charlottesville resident, Tadashi Demetrius Keys, for the January 28, 2023 murder of 36-year-old Charlottesville resident, Eldridge Vandrew Smith.
Keys is charged with Code of Virginia 18.2-32: Second degree murder and Code of Virginia 18.2-308.2: Possession of firearm by convicted felon. Keys was taken into custody without incident this afternoon. Charlottesville detectives, forensic technicians, and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office have worked tirelessly since responding to the scene of this incident Saturday night to collect and process evidence, identify potential witnesses, and conduct a thorough investigation.
This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (434) 977-4000.
Public Safety Information Officer
City of Charlottesville