According to the local news report, Ethiopian decent woman killed by her husband. The Prince William County detectives are investigating a murder-suicide of a couple who were found shot to death inside of a Dumfries home, police officials said.
Officers responded to the 4000 block of Marjon Court for the report of a shooting in progress about 10:15 a.m., officials said in a statement. Police found a man and a woman dead inside the home.
Investigators said the woman was staying at the home of a family member and the man arrived there Wednesday morning and shot her after they had an altercation. The man then shot himself, police said.
Police were called by other residents, who were home at the time of the incident, authorities said.
Police on Thursday identified the man as Christopher Andre Quincer, 44, of Woodbridge. The woman was identified as Lemlem Hayelu Habte, 35, of Woodbridge.
Police have identified the married couple killed in a murder-suicide in Dumfries Wednesday as Lemlem Hayelu Habte, 35, and Christopher Andre Quincer, 44, both of Woodbridge.
Police also released additional details Thursday about what happened in the 24 hours before Quincer arrived at a home in the 4000 block of Marjon Court, where he fatally shot Habte before turning the gun on himself at about 10:13 a.m. Wednesday, March 20.
Habte was staying at the home, which belonged to friends, in an attempt to escape from Quincer, who had physically assaulted her the day before at their Woodbridge home, according to Sgt. Jonathan Perok, spokesman for the Prince William County Police Department.
A family member who was present in the couple’s home during the March 19 altercation, which took place at about noon, was able to separate them, and Quincer fled the residence, Perok said in a press release.
Habte suffered “minor injuries” and was transported to an area hospital for treatment, Perok said.
Police attempted twice on Tuesday, March 19 – once shortly after the altercation was reported as well as later that night — to serve Quincer with a warrant for his arrest as well as an emergency protective order.
But they could not find the him at the couple’s Balsam Street home in Woodbridge, Perok said.
Quincer turned up the next morning, however, at the Dumfries home where the woman was staying on Marjon Court. The home is located in a residential area behind the 7-Eleven on Va. 234, just east of the Target shopping center.
Quincer arrived at about 10 a.m. The shooting was reported to police at 10:13 a.m. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
There were other people in the home at the time of the shootings. They told arriving police officers what happened. No additional injuries were reported, Perok said.
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.: A double shooting in Dumfries on March 20, was a murder-suicide, according to Prince William police.
A woman was staying with family members at a home in the 4000 block of Marjon Court when a man came to the residence and shot her following an altercation, according to Prince William County police.
After shooting the woman, the man then shot himself. Both the man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Other occupants were inside the home at the time of the shootings and contacted police, according to a police news release.
No other injuries were reported. Neither the man nor the woman killed resided at the home on Marjon Court, which is located in a residential area behind the 7-Eleven on Va. 234, just east of the Target shopping center.
The incident was isolated to the residence, and there are no public safety concerns at this time, police said.
Source: Washington Post and Princewilliamtimes.com
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