FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — The Fairfax County police department said 18-year-old Darren Cruz Colindres, of Vienna, has been arrested for the fatal shooting that took place this morning at an apartment in Fairfax.
Police said they were dispatched to the 10400 block of Viera Ln in Fairfax just before 8:00 a.m. for the report of a man shot.
Officials said a family member was asleep in a bedroom when they heard a gunshot. They came out to the living room and found the victim lying on the floor and saw Cruz Colindres run from the apartment.
The victim was identified as 20-year-old Javier Gomez of Fairfax. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
While investigating, officials learned Gomez and Cruz Colindres were known associates and were in the apartment last night into this morning.
Cruz Colindres was taken into custody. He was charged with second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.