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Suspect charged in fatality in Gainesville; another charged with reckless handling of firearm


Fatal Crash Investigation *DRIVER ARRESTED – Investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit have charged the driver involved in the fatal crash in Gainesville that killed a 38-year-old man of Warrenton on February 12. The accused was located shortly after 1:00PM that afternoon by deputies from the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office walking along a roadway. The accused was not injured and was detained without incident. Speed and alcohol use are believed to be contributing factors in the collision. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.
Arrested on February 12:
Vicente Martir VIDES VASQUEZ, 21, of the 300 block of Jackson St in Warrenton
Charged with involuntary manslaughter, hit & run causing death and driving without a license
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Fatal Crash Investigation [Previously Released] – On February 12 at 2:42AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of James Madison Hwy and Thoroughfare Rd in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a single vehicle crash. The investigation revealed a 2001 Toyota 4-Runner was traveling northbound on James Madison Hwy in the above area when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene prior to officers arriving in the area. A backseat adult male passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of injuries sustained from the crash. A front seat adult male passenger was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and has since been released. A Prince William County police K-9 and helicopter assistance from Fairfax County Police responded to search for the driver who was not immediately located. The suspected driver of the vehicle was located at approximately 1:00PM on February 12 by deputies from the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. The driver will be interviewed by Prince William County police investigators regarding the crash. The investigation is continuing.
Victims Identified:
The passenger killed is identified as Jose Nelvin ROMERO MALDONADO, 38, of Warrenton

The front passenger is identified as a 30-year-old man of Warrenton

Reckless Handling of a Firearm *ARREST – On February 11, detectives with the Robbery Unit identified the suspect who discharged a firearm into the air during a fight at the Chuck E Cheese located at 14085 Shoppers Best Way in Woodbridge on January 13. Following the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for the suspect, identified as Bryant HENRIQUEZ-FLORES. The accused subsequently turned himself in to police at the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge on February 12 without incident.
Arrested February 12:
Bryant HENRIQUEZ-FLORES, 18, of 13908 Rope Dr in Woodbridge
Charged with reckless handling of a firearm
Court Date: April 4, 2018 | Bond: Released on a $20,000 unsecured bond

Reckless Handling of a Firearm [Previously Released]– On January 13 at 3:27PM, officers responded to the Chuck E Cheese located at 14085 Shoppers Best Way in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate initial reports of a fight in progress. While officers were responding, additional reports indicated shots were fired during the incident. The investigation revealed that a fight occurred inside the establishment. The fight proceeded out to the parking lot where an involved party fired a handgun multiple times in the air. Officers located several shell casings in the parking lot. No injuries or property damage were reported. The individual who fired the weapon was not located. No description of that person was provided to police.


Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to contact the
Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip to:

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