Wrongful Death Danville Triple Murder Investigation Continues

Seven days have passed since someone shot and killed three people in a Danville business. While police continue to search for clues, family members continue to hold out hope the killer will be found.

“It’s just figuring out where to go from here,” said Tony Hockensmith, whose brother, Michael, and sister-in-law, Angie, were shot and killed along with business client Daniel Smith in the Hockensmiths’ Danville shop.

“At this point it’s healing. The family’s got to heal. We’ve got to make sure to give good quality of life to the children,” said Tony who says since the murder the community has shown and outpouring of love and support.


“Our gratitude to them is unsurpassed. There’s no amount of gratitude we could give to these people,” he said.

But as time continues to pass, Tony and his family want to make sure the case doesn’t go cold and Michael and Angie’s killer is brought to justice.

“In the end, he’ll pay. I just hope he doesn’t have the opportunity to harm anyone else,” said Tony.

Danville Police Chief Tony Gray tells LEX 18 they continue to follow up on tips but have no new information to release. The suspect is thought to be a heavyset white man, 40 to 50 years old, last seen wearing a green jacket and possibly a fake beard. Police still want to hear from people who might have seen the man driving a gray or silver minivan. He may have been at the store the day before.

Tony says he’s confident police will find the person responsible for his brother’s murder.

“They’re after this guy. They’re working hard and they want him as much as we do,” he said.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has offered a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot the three.

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