Suspect Arrested Hours After Fatal Shooting

Fair Oaks Police District – An 18-year-old man has been arrested for the fatal shooting that took place this morning in Fairfax. 

At 7:47 a.m. officers were called to an apartment in the 10400 block of Viera Lane for a man who had been shot. Officers found Javier Gomez, 20, of Fairfax in the living room suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. Officers rendered aid until fire and rescue personnel arrived. Gomez was taken to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Preliminarily, detectives learned Gomez and Darren Cruz Colindres, 18, of Vienna were known associates and in the apartment last night into this morning. A family member was asleep in a bedroom when they heard a gunshot. They came out to the living room and found Gomez lying on the floor and saw Cruz Colindres run from the apartment. 

Officers and detectives from our Fugitive Track and Apprehension Unit were able to track Cruz Colindres to a home in the 2700 block of Pleasantdale Road in McLean. Cruz Colindres was safely taken into custody. He was charged with second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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. At this time, a firearm has not been recovered from the scene. Detectives continue to investigate to determine the circumstances that led up to the fatal shooting.  

We 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 “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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