FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A man is dead after a shooting in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County Saturday night.
The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) is investigating a homicide that occurred at the 7400 block of Vernon Sq. Dr. in Alexandria.
Police found Raphael Pierce, 23, with an upper-body gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Pierce was attending a gathering at the apartment when an argument between Pierce and the suspect, Terence Butler, 40, ensued.
Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Butler on Sunday morning, charging him with 2nd-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police say the suspect and victim are known to each other, but the full extent of their relationship is still under investigation.
“Their neighbor heard a loud argument and then a gunshot. Detectives don’t believe that it was a random act at this time,” said Sgt. Ian Yost from the Fairfax County Police Dept.
Officials say Butler left in a dark gray 2013 Chevy Impala with damage to the passenger side with black tires.
The investigation is still ongoing.