Brothers charged in fatal Manassas stabbing

WASHINGTON — Police arrested two brothers they say were involved in a fatal stabbing in Manassas over the weekend.

Around 5 a.m. Saturday, Manassas City police responded to the 9700 block of Bragg Lane, where they found a man suffering from a stab wound. The victim, later identified as 24-year-old Elvin Ulises Reyes-Reyes, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Reyes-Reyes approached a group of people inside a residence in the 9700 block of Bragg Lane, and there was a verbal altercation. The argument escalated and, outside the residence, 27-year-old Erick Moises Romero stabbed Reyes-Reyes, according to police.

A second suspect involved in the stabbing was identified as Romero’s brother, 23-year-old Richard Gamaliel Romero Sorto.

On Monday afternoon, police arrested the brothers. Romero is being charged with 2nd degree murder and possession of a knife in the commission of a felony. Romero Sorto is being charged with 2nd degree murder.

Both are being held without bond ahead of their separate court dates set for Dec. 29.

Below is a map with the location near the stabbing:

Sarah Beth Hensley

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