2nd teen charged with murder in Woodbridge double homicide

Another teenager has been arrested in the May 15 shooting death of two men in a Woodbridge, Virginia, apartment.

The Prince William County police said in a statement that they arrested a 16-year-old boy in the deaths of Malik Xavier Lamar Davis, 23, of Woodbridge, and Christian Jamar Roberts, 23, of Dumfries, inside an apartment at the Woodbridge Station Apartments, on Mary Way.

They said the teen “was present during the encounter and took an active role which led to the deaths of the two victims.”

A 15-year-old boy was arrested a few days after the killing, which police discovered after someone who lived in a downstairs apartment called to report a bullet hole in their ceiling and a bullet fragment on their floor.

The 16-year-old is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, a count of attempted murder, a count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, a count of shooting into an occupied dwelling and a count of possession of a firearm by a person under 18. He’s being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.

Police said the incident was part of a gang initiation.

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'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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