Homicide Investigation at Local Park

Sully District – On August 6, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police officers and fire-rescue personnel were dispatched to a report of a stabbing at 5235 Walney Road (Ellanor C. Lawrence Park) in Chantilly.

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A preliminary investigation determined that a man, who was a seasonal employee of the Fairfax County Park Authority, and a woman, who was a caterer for an event, were having a verbal altercation earlier in the evening. As the event came to an end, the verbal altercation continued, and the suspect, the Park Authority employee, apparently stabbed the victim with a knife. The victim, 35-year-old Tyonne D. Johns, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Police identified Kempton A. Bonds, 19, of Clifton, as the suspect, and took him into custody and transported him to a local police station. Major Crimes Division and Crime Scene Detectives responded to the scene to conduct their investigation. The weapon, a knife, was recovered and held as evidence. Bonds was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, charged with second-degree murder, and held without bond. According to the Fairfax County Park Authority, Bonds has been terminated pending the outcome of this investigation.


Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131