On Feb. 21, three gunman entered the store near Route 1 and Bel Air Road where 21-year-old Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero was working when they shot and killed her. A second woman who also worked at the store was shot and wounded. No property or money was taken.
“This vicious senseless crime in Woodbridge is shocking and should be a wake-up call to Prince William County and other jurisdictions,” he says.
Before Coca-Romero’s death, a major gang fight broke out in the Potomac Mills mall, he says.
Stewart is issuing a directive to investigate the problem to bring forces to bear to stem the rise in violence.
“I want to do what it takes to reverse it. And nip it in the bud,” he says.