Adult Son in Custody Following Domestic-Related Homicide

McLean Police District – An adult son is in custody after fatally stabbing his stepfather.

At 11:03 p.m. yesterday, officers responded to a stabbing in the 1200 block of Colonial Road in McLean. The caller said her son, who also lives in the house, stabbed both her and her husband. As officers arrived, Adam Timothy Jackson, 39, exited the home and was taken into custody. Officers searched the home and found the stepfather, Alan Miller Kaufmann Jr., 68, suffering trauma to the upper body. Life-saving measures were attempted but were unsuccessful. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel declared the man deceased. The mother was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Jackson was transported to the Adult Detention Center and charged with second-degree murder. He was held on no bond. No mugshot is available at this time.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy in the coming days to determine the cause and manner of death. Detectives continue to conduct interviews, collect video surveillance and process evidence recovered from the scene to determine the circumstances that led up to the fatal stabbing.

We are asking anyone with information regarding these incidents 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 “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards. 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. 

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