19-year-old mother killed in deadly Stafford shooting, police say

Stafford County police have charged a man with second-degree murder after discovering a 19-year-old woman, the mother of his child, shot dead Tuesday.

The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. along Crescent Valley Drive.

In a release, police said that Aliyah Henderson, 19, was discovered in a home with a gunshot wound. She died at the scene.

Police said 21-year-old Trevon Vanzant was discovered in the home with his and Henderson’s one-year-old child and another family member. They were not injured.

An investigation led detectives to believe Vanzant shot Henderson “during a dispute” and arrested him.

Vanzant was also charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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