Danville shooting victims identified, investigation continues

Published 6:30 pm Friday, June 21, 2024


The Danville Police Department has released the names of the victims of the two shootings on June 9. 

The victim of the Dillehay Street shooting was identified as Justin Grey, age 37. The man who was shot on the 300 block of North Fifth Street was identified as the 43-year-old Maurice Stitt, who died as a result of his injuries.

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The investigation remains underway, with Danville Police unable to provide any updates on potential motives, suspects, or if the shootings were connected.

“We are not ruling anything out at this time,” said Danville Police Assistant Chief Glenn Doan.

The two shootings occurred within an hour of each other in the early morning hours of June 9. At 2:51 a.m., Danville police responded to a call at a private club at 750 Dillehay Street called The Den. Police found the weapon that had been fired at the location. No victim was located at the scene, but minutes later, emergency units responded to a residence on Mason Avenue where Grey was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and has since been released.

At 3:47 a.m., police responded to a shots fired call on the 300 block of North Fifth Street. Upon arrival, officers located Stitt inside a pickup truck that crashed into the yard of a residence. Stitt was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police determined Stitt was traveling on North Fifth Street, where an unknown number of shooters fired at him from the west side of the street. Police believe that Stitt attempted to flee in reverse before he crashed the truck. Stitt was transported to the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center but was later pronounced dead.

Police are looking for any information regarding the shootings. Anonymous tips can be made by calling the Danville 911 Center’s non-emergency number at 859-238-1220 and asking to speak with the on-duty supervisor.  You can also text a tip to 859-516-5566.  Detective Paul Megilligan is leading the investigation and can be reached directly at 859-238-1224 ext. 2652.