A 23-year-old man is dead after a shooting Saturday night in a Fairfax County, Virginia, apartment, and police have identified a suspect in the case.
Officers found Alexandria resident Raphael Pierce shot in an apartment unit in the 7400 block of Vernon Square in Hybla Valley around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Fairfax County Police said they were responding to a call from a neighbor who heard a loud argument followed by a gunshot.
Police said Pierce was attending a small gathering at the apartment and started arguing with 40-year-old Alexandria resident Terence Butler, who shot Pierce and left in a dark-colored, 2013 Chevy Impala with Virginia tags URH-1176.
The Impala has black rims and damage to the passenger side, according to police.
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) August 8, 2021
Police said Pierce and Butler knew each other, but they don’t know the full extent of their relationship. Officers have obtained a warrant for Butler and charged him with 2nd degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.