Murder Investigation *ARRESTS –

On May 12, the two suspects sought in connection to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Dumfries man, that occurred in the area of the Somerset Pointe Apartments located in the 14000 block of Deming Dr. in Gainesville (20155) on May 8, were arrested. The adult suspect, identified as Malachi Thaddeus COLEMAN, turned himself in at the Adult Detention Center in Manassas while the juvenile suspect turned himself in at the Garfield Police Station in Woodbridge. The investigation into the incident revealed that the victim and an acquaintance met the two suspects in the above area to conduct a transaction. During that encounter, COLEMAN brandished a handgun before the suspects attempted a rob the victim and his acquaintance. A struggle ensued over the weapon and the victim was shot before being driven to an area hospital where he later died. No other suspects are currently being sought in connection to this investigation.

Arrested on May 12: [No Photo Available] Malachi Thaddeus COLEMAN, 20, of 7500 Equinox Landing Ct, Gainesville Charged with 2 nd degree murder, robbery, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Arrested on May 12: [Juvenile] A 16-year-old male juvenile of Woodbridge Charged with 2 nd degree murder Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

Identified: The deceased was identified as Michael ARTHUR, 18, of Widewater Dr in Dumfries

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