The Albemarle County Police Department is searching for a person of interest in connection with the Tuesday murder of a local woman.
Investigators have named 33-year-old Jemarcus Devonte Butler as a person of interest in the shooting death of Laura DeLapp, 46.
Butler is wanted on a felony capias for malicious wounding out of Lynchburg, and for robbery out of New York.
DeLapp was found dead at the scene of a location in the 1600 block of Rio Hill Drive that had been the subject of a call to 911 for a report of shots fired at 4:36 p.m. on Tuesday.
DeLapp was the day shelter manager at The Haven in Charlottesville, a nonprofit founded in 2010 that serves the homeless community in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
The Haven says DeLapp leaves behind five children ages 8 to 17. Fundraisers have been created to help support DeLapp’s children and to help pay her funeral costs.
Anyone with information on Butler’s location is encouraged to contact Detective Leitch at 434-296-5807, or anonymously at [email protected] or 434-977-4000.