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Charlottesville man indicted on first-degree murder charge in Jan. 28 shooting death

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A Charlottesville grand jury has indicted a city man for first-degree murder in a Jan. 28 shooting that killed a man on Grove Street.

Tadashi Demetrius Keyes, 38, of Charlottesville, had originally been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Eldridge Smith, 37.

Keyes has also been indicted on a use of a firearm in commission of a felony charge.

Keyes is currently in custody at the Albemarle County Regional Jail.

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