UPDATE: Third Suspect Arrested; Charged with Murder

During the ongoing investigation, Fairfax County Homicide detectives identified Timothy Lamont Washington, 20, of 302 Hopkins Court in Alexandria, as the third suspect in the March 26, 2015 homicide in the 6100 block of North King’s Highway. A murder warrant was obtained for Washington on February 29, 2016. Members of the Alexandria City Police Department located Washington at his residence on Hopkins Court, in the late evening hours of Saturday, March 12. He was arrested and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where the murder warrant was served.

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Timothy Lamont Washington

(May 15, 2015)UPDATE: Two Charged in Huntington Area Homicide

Detectives charged Gregory Brown, 23, of Washington, D.C. and Niziah Williams, of Clinton, Maryland with the murder on March 26 of Santos Zelaya.

Both men were charged on Friday, May 15, 2015 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.


(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