Detectives investigate domestic-related murder-suicide in Fairfax

West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau continue to investigate after a couple was found dead inside their home in Fairfax. Just prior to 3 p.m. on May 14 officers arrived in the 10400 block of Stallworth Court for a welfare check. Upon investigating, they found Madeline Bregman, 76, and Michael Bregman, 77, inside their home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Preliminarily, detectives believe Michael shot his wife, Madeline, before shooting himself. Several spent cartridge cases and a firearm were located within the home. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be completing autopsies to confirm manner and cause of death.

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

This is the seventh homicide of the year in Fairfax County. Year to date, there were seven homicides at this point in 2021.

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