Media Alert: Woodlawn Homicide Arrest Made

Mount Vernon Police District – Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Commander, Major Crimes, Cyber & Forensics will update the community on the investigation and an arrest made on Saturday’s fatal shooting. The press conference will be streamed live on our Facebook.


Public Safety Headquarters

12099 Government Center Parkway

Press Room: 2nd Floor

Fairfax, Virginia 22035


Wednesday, September 21, at 11:00 a.m.


Please DO NOT park in the fire lanes. Parking is available in two garages. Please take note of the vehicle height clearances so you don’t damage your vehicles. Satellite trucks may park on the shoulders as you approach the round-a-bout. When you enter the round-about in front of our building, veer right and you will see a garage on your left and a garage on your right. There are a few first-come-first-serve spots as soon as you enter the garage on the right. There are additional visitor spots in the garage on the left.

(Original published on Sept. 18, 2022)

19-Year-Old Man Dies After Confrontation in Woodlawn

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating a homicide after a 19-year-old man was shot outside in an apartment complex in the Woodlawn section of Alexandria. Officers were called at 9:34 p.m. on Sept. 17 to the 8400 block of Graves Street after a community member heard a gunshot and saw an individual laying on the sidewalk. Officers arrived and found Darlin Ariel Diaz Flores of Annandale with gunshot wounds to the upper body. Officers provided life-saving measures and Daiz Flores was transported to Fairfax Hospital with injuries that were considered life threatening. Flores was pronounced deceased at 10:22 p.m. 

Preliminarily, detectives believe Diaz Flores was with a group of friends outside of a nearby apartment when a confrontation took place with a passerby. This argument led to the shooting. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, who was wearing a black hoodie and black pants at the time of the incident.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident 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), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps 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 the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.