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Woman, 52, dies as a result of injuries suffered in a domestic altercation Sept. 10, 2021

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Homicide Investigation *UPDATE –
On Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, detectives with the Prince William County Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit were notified that the woman who was shot at a residence located in the 14700 block of Darbydale Ave. in Woodbridge (22193) on Sept. 10, 2021 died as a result of her injuries sustained during the incident, according to MPO Renee Carr, public information officer for the police department.

The investigation revealed the woman and her husband, identified as Darin Carlyle MOORE, were involved in a domestic altercation that escalated. During the encounter, Darin MOORE shot his wife before shooting himself. This incident will be classified as a homicide and cleared exceptional with the death of the offender.

Identified:
The deceased was identified as Mercedes Alcira MOORE, 52, Woodbridge
The deceased was identified as Darin Carlyle MOORE, 55, of Woodbridge

Shooting | Death Investigation [Previously Released] – On Sept. 10, 2021 at 2:23AM, Prince William County Police officers responded to a residence located in the 14700 block of Darbydale Ave. in Woodbridge (22193) for reports of a domestic dispute. While enroute, officers received information that shots may have been fired in the residence and that there were injuries. Officers arrived at the home and safely evacuated an 8-year-old boy.

Upon checking the residence, officers located two adults, a 55-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman, who were shot within the residence. The man was pronounced dead at the home. Officers provided first aid to the woman until rescue personnel arrived at the residence and transported her to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

At this time, the incident appears to involve the two parties and was isolated to the residence. There is no threat to the community. The 8-year-old boy was inside the residence at the time of the incident and was
uninjured. The child was released to the custody of a family member. A firearm was recovered by officers at the residence. The investigation continues.
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