Charlottesville officers responded to a shot-fired call at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. They found a young man near Court Square who was dying from his injuries.
Daquain Maurice Anderson, 29, of Charlottesville, later succumbed to his injuries at the University of Virginia Medical Center’s emergency room, according to a police statement.
Charlottesville Police do not know if they are looking for a suspect.
Anderson’s Facebook page shows scenes from a life cut short. On Facebook, he warns of bodily harm to anyone who would hurt his mother, proudly anticipates the birth of a child, and publishes a meme about being “10 toes down.”
The concept of “10 toes down,” which epitomizes devotion and commitment, has been celebrated in rap music by such artists as Fenix Flexin and the late Nipsey Hussle. In bare-chested photographs that Anderson appeared to have posted of himself on Facebook, his interest in devotion is evident as his largest tattoo reads, “Death Before Dishonor.”
But the messages over his muscles also demonstrate a strong sense of unease, including “Trust Nobody” emblazoned across his shoulders and one tricep including passages from Psalm 41 of the Bible, which speaks about threats from enemies.
“Blessed is he that considereth the poor,” begins the lengthy passage on Anderson’s left arm. “The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive.”
The inked excerpt also suggests persecution: “All who hate me whisper together against me; against me they devise my hurt.”
Another part of the story is revealed by local court records.
Anderson was found guilty of the third assault and battery against a family member. Anderson was sentenced to a felony in 2013. Anderson was sentenced to a five year term, which was reduced to six months.
A 2015 forgery sentence in Albemarle added to Anderson’s troubles and court records show that his assault and battery probation was revoked in 2016 and 2019 for probation violations.
Anderson loved, despite any difficulties. Three women placed balloons and stuffed bears next to the building of Anderson Insurance Company on Monday, the day after his death.
They refused to answer questions.
The asphalt driveway is located at the intersection of East Jefferson Street & the 200 block North Third Street. It appears that the L-shaped asphalt driveway was owned by an insurance company. Another nearby business, the Charlottesville Cannabis Club, also has a storefront.
According to the website, it is the only late-night club in this block.
A representative of the Holy Comforter Catholic Church in the vicinity said that a police investigation had asked the church to provide any surveillance footage.
However, inside a brick house converted into professional offices, the massage coordinator at Love Face & Body Spa expressed surprise when informed, two days after it occurred, of Anderson’s death.
Christina Shirley said that Love’s massage therapists often work until after dark and deserved to know of a fatal attack in a neighborhood that, until now, seemed safe.
“Oh, my gosh,” exclaimed Shirley. “It’s very alarming.”
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