2 charged with murder in Gainesville fatal shooting

A man and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a man who was found shot dead in Gainesville, Virginia, in the predawn hours of Sunday.

Michael Arthur, of Dumfries, was shot and killed in a parking lot of the Somerset Pointe Apartments at about 2 a.m. Prince William County police said it was part of a dispute.

Their pictures were released on Thursday; Malachi Coleman, 20, and the 16-year-old turned themselves in later in the day.

They’ve both been charged with second-degree murder.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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