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Four shot, one deceased in Jan. 6 incident in Manassas area

Murder Investigation – On Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 6:04PM, Prince William County police officers responded to a residence located in the 10000 block of Ellis Rd in Manassas (20111) to investigate a shooting.

When officers arrived, they located four individuals suffering from gunshot wounds. Three of the victims, two adult women and a male teen juvenile, were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The fourth victim, a 55-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

First Sergeant Jonathan Perok, who heads the police department’s public information office, said the suspect has been identified and the incident appears domestic related. All parties involved are family members.

Perok said that after the shooting, the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to officers arriving at the home. The vehicle was located in the Delaplane area of Fauquier County after reportedly crashing and becoming inoperative.

The suspect, identified as a 21-year-old man, was eventually located by Fauquier County Sheriff deputies. Prince William County homicide detectives are currently with Fauquier County investigators continuing the investigation. More information will be released when available.

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