Man Fatally Shot Outside Springfield Apartment

West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau continue to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday evening in Springfield. Officers responded to the 8500 block of Bauer Drive at 5:11 p.m. and found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was pronounced dead on scene. Carlington Fitz Auther Campbell, 33, of Springfield, identified himself to officers and advised that he was involved in the shooting.

Preliminarily, detectives determined that Campbell and the victim were acquaintances who were involved in an ongoing dispute. The victim arrived at Campbell’s residence and was later shot just outside his door. Following an initial review of the available evidence and after consultation with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, detectives charged Campbell with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held at the adult detention center without bond.   

Detectives are still actively attempting to notify next of kin of the victim’s passing. Upon this notification, more information about his identity will be released. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. 

This is the 14th murder year-to-date in Fairfax County. 

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