Man Arrested for Fatal Shooting in Hybla Valley

Mount Vernon Police District – Yesterday at 1:07 p.m., officers responded to a parking lot in the 7400 block of Vernon Square Drive in Hybla Valley for a man who had been shot. Officers found D’Mari Norris, 21, of Alexandria, laying on the sidewalk suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. Norris was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death.   

Preliminarily, detectives determined the two men had an interaction which led to Francisco Juares, 22, of Alexandria, shooting Norris multiple times in the upper body. Juares remained at the scene when a nearby witness held him down until officers arrived. Juares was arrested without incident and two firearms were recovered from the scene. Detectives continue to conduct several interviews, canvass the area, and review evidence to determine the circumstances that led up to the fatal shooting. The relationship between the two men is not known at this time.   

After consultation with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Juares was charged with second degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Juares was held on no bond.  

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call detectives at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the prompts to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.   

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.    

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