Investigation Underway After Double Suicide

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau continue to investigate two apparent suicides that occurred at the same residence in the 4200 block of Sonia Court, in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.  

Our officers were called to the residence at 8:11 p.m. on Saturday after Fairfax County Police Department recruit Matthew Farberov, 28, called police. He found his wife suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was taken to a nearby hospital by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel, where she succumbed to her injuries. Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau responded to the scene to investigate. Shortly after our initial response concluded around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Farberov called for police to return. Upon arrival, officers found Faberov suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Farberov was pronounced deceased at the scene.      

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be conducting autopsies to confirm manner and cause of death. 

To help maintain employee wellness, our department has numerous resources available to our officers, to include Incident Support Services, Peer Support, Peer Support Canine Program, chaplains, and clinicians.   

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