‘Fairfax County’s most wanted’ arrested in Alexandria

The man whom police called “Fairfax County’s most wanted” on Wednesday is under arrest Thursday.

Kyjuan Omar Braxton Trott-McLean, 43, of Mount Vernon, was arrested Thursday afternoon on Colonial Avenue, in the Alexandria section, near Woodley Hills Elementary School “after a short vehicle pursuit” that ended in a controlled maneuver to stop his vehicle, the Fairfax County police said in a tweet at about 1:30 p.m.

Trott-McLean was wanted in the shooting death of Brandon Wims, who was shot Oct. 2 on St. Gregory’s Lane, in the Alexandria section.

Police said later Thursday that officers in Mount Vernon found a vehicle police had believed Trott-McLean had been using. Detectives from the Fugitive Tracking and Apprehension Unit watched the car until Trott-McLean got into it, police said.

He’s being evaluated at a hospital.

On Wednesday, the reward for information leading to Trott-McLean’s arrest jumped from $1,000 to $11,000. It’s not known yet whether that had any effect on the timing of the arrest. Police Chief Kevin Davis called Trott-McLean “Fairfax County’s most wanted” and said, “We think the announcement of this enhanced reward will rattle the cage a little bit.”

Police Maj. Ed O’Carroll said Wednesday that Trott-McLean even called 911 at one point while he was sought. Police said Thursday that it was for an unrelated family dispute, but even so, O’Carroll said Trott-McLean said he was wanted for murder during the call.

Trott-McLean faces charges of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, felon in possession of a firearm, and felon in possession of ammunition.

WTOP’s Jack Pointer and Megan Cloherty contributed to this report.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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