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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 20:52

Man Killed in VA Body Shop Shooting Identified

Written by Emily Leayman, Patch Staff

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Image via Fairfax County Police


A man was shot and killed during an argument that escalated in an auto body shop at the 5700 block of General Washington Drive in the Fairfax County area of Alexandria, VA on the morning of April 29, police say.

The victim was Enrique R. Vanterpool, 27, of Alexandria. An autopsy next week will determine the cause of death.


Officer Reem Awad, a spokesperson for the police, told the media that a suspect is in custody, and police are interviewing witnesses to see if any other individuals were involved. The victim's name will be released once his identity is confirmed and the family is notified. No one else was injured.


Authorities said the shooting happened around 7:20 a.m. at TMT Auto Body & Restoration, near I-395 and the Capital Beltway. Police responded to a call about gunshots being heard inside a business. Detectives found in a preliminary investigation that the incident started with at least two men arguing. The men appeared to know each other.


Awad said there does not appear to be a threat to public safety at this time. The investigation is ongoing.


To report information, call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or submit a tip online through Crime Solvers.


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