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Second suspect arrested in Tackett’s Mill shopping center homicide

Murder Investigation *ADDITIONAL ARREST –
On Wednesday, Dec. 23, the remaining suspect sought in connection to the shooting investigation that was reported to have occurred in the 12700 block of Harbor Dr. in Woodbridge (22192) on Dec. 22, was charged, according to First Sgt. Jonathan Perok, public information supervisor for Prince William County Police.

The accused was the third person located by officers suffering from gunshot wounds, where a 22-year-old man later died. Following the investigation, detectives obtained and served arrest warrants on the accused, identified as, Taron Jarrell THOMAS.

On Dec. 25 the accused was transported to the Prince William—Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center after being released from the hospital. An additional suspect was previously arrested in connection to this investigation on Dec. 22.

Arrested on Dec. 23:
Taron Jarrell THOMAS, 19, of 14513 Piccolo Ln. in Woodbridge
Charged with murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

The deceased was identified as Matthew Joseph COSTANZO, 22 of Woodbridge

Murder Investigation [Previously Released] – On December 22 at 9:31PM, officers responded to the 12700 block of Harbor Dr in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they initially located two victims, later identified as the deceased and an 18-year-old woman, in the parking lot of the Tackett’s Mill shopping complex suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers provided immediate first aid to the victims until rescue personnel arrived. While officers were tending to the victims, a third individual, later identified as a 19-year-old man, was located on Tacketts Village Sq., also suffering from gunshot injuries. Officers provided immediate first aid to that man until he and the two victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. A short time later, the male victim died as a result of his injuries at the hospital. A police K-9 and helicopter assistance from Fairfax County police aided in the search for any suspects involved in the encounter. During the search, a man was located on Gorham Way and was detained without incident. That individual, later identified as Daquil Raheem SMITH, was subsequently determined to have been involved in the shooting. The investigation revealed that two vehicles arrived in the parking lot of the shopping complex to conduct a narcotics transaction. One vehicle was occupied by the accused and the 19-year-old man who was located with gunshot injuries on Tacketts Village Sq. The other vehicle was occupied by the victims and a third man. During the encounter, the accused and the other suspect fired into the second vehicle, striking the two victims. The third male occupant in the second vehicle was not injured. Immediately after the shooting, the suspects fled on foot, and police were contacted. Following the investigation, detectives with the Homicide Unit arrested the accused in connection to the shooting. Additional charges are pending against the 19-year-old male suspect who remains hospitalized. The female victim sustained serious injuries and is expected to survive. The investigation continues.

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