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PWC Crime Report for June 5, 2024: Police charge juvenile suspect in Triangle homicide

Murder Investigation *ARREST – Prince William County Police Department reports that detectives have identified and arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with the fatal shooting that was reported to have occurred in the 3700 block of Masthead Trl. in Triangle (22172) on the evening of June 3.
During the investigation, detectives determined the accused fired towards a group of five males, including the four victims and a fifth man who was uninjured. Further investigation revealed the parties were known to one another and the incident is believed to have stemmed from a previous altercation and ongoing dispute between the parties.
Following the investigation, the accused, identified as a 17-year-old male juvenile, was arrested. The investigation continues as detectives seek to identify any other parties possibly involved in the fatal shooting.
          Arrested on June 4, 2024:
          A 17-year-old male juvenile of Triangle
Charged with 1 count of murder, 3 counts of aggravated malicious wounding, 1 count of attempted aggravated malicious wounding, and 1 count of using a firearm in commission of a felony
Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

          The deceased was identified as a 15-year-old male juvenile of Triangle
The surviving victims were identified as a 16-year-old male juvenile, an 18-year-old man, and a 20-year-old man, all of Triangle

Homicide Investigation [Previously Released] – On June 3, 2024 at 10:30PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the 3700 block of Masthead Trl. in Triangle (22172) to investigate a shooting. The preliminary investigation revealed a group of males were in a grass area to the rear of the homes in the above area, when multiple shots were fired. The parties dispersed as officers arrived on scene. Officers from Prince William County and the Town of Dumfries initially located and provided first aid to two of the victims found suffering from gunshot wounds. Fire and rescue personnel transported both victims to an area hospital where one of the victims, identified as a 15-year-old male juvenile, later died from his injuries. The other victim, an adult male, is expected to survive. While checking the area, a second juvenile male, was located nearby suffering from a graze wound and was treated at the hospital. During the incident, additional information was received of a fourth victim, another adult male, who had been driven to an area hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. The two adult victims, and the second juvenile victim are expected to survive. No property damage has been reported. At this time, this incident does not appear to be random. Detectives are actively investigating leads as the investigation continues. Virginia law prohibits law enforcement from disclosing the decedent’s identity due to their age. More information will be released when available.   

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Prince William County police at 703-792-6500 or submit a tip online at

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