2nd teen charged in Fairfax Co. Memorial Day shooting, stabbing that left 2 dead

Two people were shot dead and two others stabbed in a Fairfax County, Virginia, apartment complex on May 29, 2024. (WTOP/Kyle Cooper)
A second teen has been arrested in what police have described as a drug-related shooting and stabbing incident at an apartment complex in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Memorial Day that left two dead.

Fairfax County police said Wednesday that Vladimir Garcia Montes, 18, of Falls Church, has been arrested and charged with robbery resulting in death.

On Tuesday, police arrested another teen — a 17-year-old who they did not publicly identify — and charged him with the same offense.

Officers were called to the apartment building, in the 2200 block of Pimmit Run lane, around 3:40 p.m. Monday for a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found the body of Jonas Skinner, 20, of Ashburn, in the building’s laundry room suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers found three other people in the parking lot with stab wounds, including 18-year-old Braden Deahl, of Arlington, who was rushed to the hospital. He later died of his injuries.

The two others with stab wounds were also taken to the hospital, but had injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. One of the juveniles remained hospitalized as of Tuesday.

Police have not detailed exactly what happened, but said they discovered a “significant amount” of marijuana at the scene that is believed to be connected to the killings. Police have said all involved knew each other, and that what happened was not random.

Deahl was a student at Washington-Liberty High School. As first reported by ARLnow, he was a soccer player committed to play at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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