Two arrested in 2016 Alexandria homicide

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News release from the Fairfax County Police Department

Two Washington, D.C. men are in custody today after detectives linked them to the murder of Tarreece Sampson, 24, in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County on May 20, 2016.

Tre’Sur Hawkins, 19, was charged this afternoon with first degree murder. He will be booked at the Adult Detention Center and held without bond. Charles Benson, 24, was arrested on September 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C., with the assistance of the United States Marshal Service, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Metropolitan Police Department. Benson was extradited to Fairfax County on October 17 and has been in custody since.

Sampson’s body was found in the 6000 block of Richmond Highway with a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was an employee of Fairfax County Public Schools.

Fairfax County detectives conducted a multi-year investigation that led them to two men. Benson’s arrest was not initially disclosed to avoid compromising the investigation that eventually led to Hawkins.

Detectives believe Sampson did not know Hawkins or Benson, and randomly encountered them on Richmond Highway where Hawkins and Benson were breaking into cars.