Elliston man charged in shooting death

On November 24, 2017 the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was called to Boggs Mountain Loop in the Elliston area of Montgomery County for a shooting.
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 Mr. 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. No additional information is available at this time.