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Man, 19, dies in shooting after Sept. 16 disagreement escalates; man, 18, charged with murder

Homicide Investigation *VICTIM IDENTIFIED | ARREST –
On September 17, detectives from the Homicide Unit developed additional information regarding the murder that occurred in the 16900 block of Porters Inn Dr. in Dumfries (22026) on the evening of September 16.

During the investigation, detectives identified the victim as Devonte Lee IVY, 19, of Woodbridge. The investigation revealed that a marijuana transaction was arranged to occur in the area above between the victim and an acquaintance, later identified as the accused. Once at the location, the parties engaged in a verbal altercation that escalated.

During the encounter, multiple shots were fired which resulted in the victim being fatally struck. The accused fled the area and police were contacted by several residents in the community who heard the gun shots. Detectives identified the accused and located him at his home in Woodbridge where he was taken into custody without incident. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Edward KUSI-JOHNSON, was arrested.

Arrested on September 17:
Edward KUSI-JOHNSON, 18, of 14806 Danville Rd. in Woodbridge
Charged with murder and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
Court Date: November 15, 2019 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Identified: The deceased was identified as Devonte Lee IVY, 19, of Woodbridge

Homicide Investigation [Previously Released] – On September 16 at 9:47PM, officers responded to the 16900 block of Porters Inn Dr. in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they located one male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as a 19-year-old man from the Woodbridge area, was located in the breezeway of the above location with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was declared dead on the scene by Fire & Rescue Personnel. Several witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area prior to police arriving at the location. A police K-9 and the Fairfax County police helicopter responded to search the area for the suspect who was not located. At this time, no suspect information is available. This incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

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