UPDATE: Two Charged in March Huntington Area Homicide

Detectives charged Gregory Brown, 23, of DC and Niziah Williams, of Clinton, Maryland with the murder of Santos Zelaya that took place March 26, 2015.

Both men were charged on Friday, May 15 and are being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The medical examiner determined the victim’s cause of death to be gunshot wound. Detectives are still actively investigating this case and there may be additional arrests pending further investigation.

Gregory Brown

Gregory Brown

Niziah Williams

Niziah Williams

(March 27, 2015)Homicide in Huntington Area

Mount Vernon Police District – Around 8:18 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, police were called to the 6100 block of North King’s Highway, for a report of a shot person. Upon arrival, police found Santos Rafael Zelaya, 64, inside a residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Zelaya was medevac’d by the police helicopter to a local hospital, where he died. The exact manner and cause of death will be determined the Office of the Medical Examiner.

Police are looking for four suspects, all black males between 16 to 25 and possibly driving a dark colored older sedan. Police are investigating the possibility that this was not a random act and at this time, do not believe there is a threat to the public safety.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637