Man Arrested for 2017 Murder of Wife

News release from the Fairfax County Police Department

Mason Police District – A 55-year-old man is facing charges for the murder of his wife. On Jan. 6, 2017, a double shooting was reported inside a home in the 9200 block of Okla Drive, Fairfax. Donna Pentek, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. This morning, Feb. 15, detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau and SWAT officers arrested Donna’s husband, Laszlo Pentek, for her murder.

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Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau remained vigilant while pursuing every investigative lead. Ultimately, our investigation and forensic findings led us to conclude that Pentek murdered his wife, according to Major Ed O’Carroll, commander of  Major Crimes Bureau.

“Today, I announce justice is served in an active 2017 homicide investigation. This is a sad case, it’s a murder of a member of our community – a daughter, a wife, a mom, a friend to many,” said O’Carroll.

Laszlo was indicted yesterday for one count of 1st degree murder and one count of using a firearm in committing a felony.

For further information, watch our news conference here.

(Original release date: January 7, 2017)

Update to Double Shooting on Okla Drive; Decedent Identified

As detectives continue their investigation into yesterday’s double shooting on Okla Drive, they have identified the deceased woman as 51-year-old Donna Pentek. The 53-year-old man who was shot, remains in the hospital but his injuries are now considered non-life-threatening. Detectives are attempting to piece together a chronology of the events that led to the shooting.

(Original release date: January 6, 2017)

Detectives Investigating Suspected Domestic-Related Double Shooting in Fairfax 

Mason Police District: At 3:25 this afternoon, we got a call for a shooting at a home in the 9200 block of Okla Drive in Fairfax; the call came from a family member. When officers arrived, they found a woman who had been shot; she was pronounced dead at the scene. They also found a man who had been shot; he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Detectives believe this is a domestic-related incident and that there is no threat to the community. They are currently conducting interviews, canvassing the neighborhood and gathering information. Crime scene technicians are processing the scene.