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Grand jury returns murder indictment in March 3 shooting in Woodbridge

Murder Investigation *DIRECT INDICTMENT - On May 6, the Grand Jury for Prince William County returned multiple indictments against the man previously arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 25-year-old Woodbridge man, identified as Daniel James GILLIAM, that occurred on March 3. The suspect, identified as Markus Sean-Thurman DEAN, was previously arrested the day of the shooting, prior to the victim’s death, and was originally charged with aggravated malicious wounding. The case findings were presented to the Grand Jury resulting in the issuance of the indictments. The accused remains incarcerated at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center.

Indicted on May 6:
Markus Sean-Thurman DEAN, 23, of no fixed address

Direct indicted on murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Court Date: May 24, 2019 | Status: Remains Incarcerated


The deceased was identified as Daniel James GILLIAM, 25, of Woodbridge

Murder Investigation [Previously Released] – On March 3 at 12:39AM, officers responded to the area of Rippon Blvd. and Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a shooting. The investigation revealed that while in a nearby parking lot, the victim and the suspect, an acquaintance, were engaged in an argument that escalated. During the encounter, a firearm was brandished and the victim was shot. The suspect fled the area on foot while uninvolved residents aided to the victim. Officers arrived on scene and began CPR on the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Officers were also able to obtain suspect information from witnesses. A person matching the description of the suspect was located nearby by officers and subsequently detained him following a foot chase. The suspect was not injured. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later that morning. The firearm was recovered. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Markus Sean Thurman DEAN, was arrested prior to the victim’s passing and charged in the shooting. Additional charges are expected following the victim’s death. The investigation continues.

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