Police seek to identify 2 additional assault suspects during deadly Centreville bar fight

WASHINGTON — Further investigation into a deadly bar fight early Saturday morning, in Centreville, Virginia, led police to believe there was a second assault on another victim during the fight.

Police say the man in custody, Vidal Flores Cuchillas, 38, and two other unidentified suspects assaulted a 26-year-old man before running from the scene at Velocity Five bar.

The victim had minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital, according to a news release.

Police have described the unidentified suspects as thin, Hispanic men in their mid to late 20s.

Cuchillas, who was arrested early Saturday morning, is the only suspect in the assault of Harold Garnett. Police found Garnett with wounds to his upper body when they arrived at the scene on Saturday around 2:15 a.m. Garnett was in critical condition and later died in the hospital Saturday evening.

Police arrested Cuchillas after finding him in nearby bushes. He was taken to the Adult Detention Center, where he is held without bond.

Cuchillas was initially charged with malicious wounding, but detectives said they will amend the charge after reports of Garnett’s death.

Up to 50 people are believed to have witnessed the fight and police want to speak to as many witnesses as possible in order to identify the two outstanding suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 703-246-7865.

Below is a map of the area of the incident.


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