Elliston man charged with murder

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was called to Boggs Mountain Loop in the Elliston area of Montgomery County for a shooting on Nov. 24.

Deputies found 37 year old Christian Javier Santana of Roanoke with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Also on scene was 48-year-old Daniel Crimmins of Elliston. Sheriff’s Office investigators interviewed Crimmins and he confessed to shooting Mr. Santana.

Daniel Crimmins was charged with second-degree murder and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail with no bond.

Sheriff’s Office investigators continue to pursue leads related to the case.

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