Apparent homicide in Tysons area


UPDATE (9/16): Police have made an arrest in the September 15 homicide case. Jose Alberto Blanco-Calzadilla, 23, of 8625 Woodward Avenue in Alexandria, turned himself in to police the same day and was charged with murder.

Fairfax County Police are investigating an overnight homicide that occurred outside the Residence Inn, located at 8616 Westwood Center Drive.

Officers were called to the location around 2 a.m. today an a report of a shooting. They located the victim on the sidewalk and began efforts to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at the scene with injuries to the upper body.

The deceased has been identified as Gerard Gomez, 16, of the Mount Vernon area.

This investigation is in its early stages. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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