Two Men Arrested After Husband and Wife Fatally Shot in Springfield

West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau have made two arrests in the fatal shooting that occurred yesterday in the 8000 block of Flint Street. At 9:20 a.m. officers responded to a reported burglary at a home. The first responding officer, who arrived within two minutes of the initial call, discovered Edward McDaniel Jr., 55, and Brenda McDaniel, 63, suffering from gunshot wounds outside their home. Rescue personnel pronounced both victims deceased at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death.

Detectives worked tirelessly gathering evidence, developing suspect information and providing updates to our community. One of those updates led a community member to call in a tip to police which resulted in the arrest of D’Angelo Strand, 19, on Thursday morning. Just hours later, detectives working together with our partners in the United States Marshal Service, were able to determine the location of Ronnie Marshall, 20, and took him into custody. Both Marshall and Strand are charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of the use of a firearm in commission of a felony. They are both held at the Adult Detention Center without bond.


Detectives continue to piece together evidence as they work to determine what led to this shooting. Several cartridge cases were discovered at the scene and other evidence is being processed. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or may have seen someone leave the scene is asked to call our 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.   

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.   

This is being investigated as the 9th and 10th homicide year to date in Fairfax County.   

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