– The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) has arrested the suspect in a homicide that took place in the 1100-block of 15th Street yesterday afternoon after a barricade lasting nearly six hours.  

Shortly after 5 a.m. today, the LPD received a call that Keri Leon Sharpe was located in a house in the 600-block of Jackson Street. Officers responded to the scene and the suspect refused to exit the residence. Members of the LPD Crisis Negotiations Team spoke with the suspect for several hours before he was taken into custody after peacefully exiting the residence. 

Sharpe is currently charged with:

The LPD thanks the Virginia State Police for their assistance today. 


The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is searching for the suspect in a homicide that took place in the 1100-block of 15th Street this afternoon.   

Keri Leon Sharpe, 33, of Lynchburg is wanted for the shooting death of Jared Jacob Davis, 47, of Lynchburg.  

LPD currently holds the following warrants for Sharpe:  

Sharpe is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. He was not located at the 1500-block residence that was mentioned in the prior news release. 

The 1100 and 1200 blocks of 15th Street are still closed to traffic while LPD continues the investigation.  

Anyone who may have captured video of any of this incident on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6174 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Campbell at (434) 455-7267 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.