One dead in Petersburg after robbery attempt at apartment complex

PETERSBURG, VA (WRIC) – Petersburg Police received a call from someone inside a residence regarding a shooting at 12:51 a.m. Sunday at the Jefferson South of the James apartment complex at 1800 Boydton Plank Road in Petersburg.

Once on scene, police discovered two victims who were transported to Southside Reginal Medical Center. Deshawn Shaw, a 22 year old resident of Colonial Heights died from his injuries and his brother, a 20 year old resident of Petersburg, is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Daekwon Castelle
Daekwon Castelle

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 will be held at Riverside Regional Jail with no bond.

A second shooter, a 17 year old juvenile, was arrested around 5:30 Sunday morning and he faces felony charges similar to Castelle.

Robbery is the motive of the shooting and all parties knew each other.

If anyone knows anything about this crime, contact Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212, text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip and send to 274637 or visit the website, All methods are anonymous.

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