Update: Police have released the names of both suspects arrested in relation to the homicide as well as more details regarding the timeline.
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WDVM) — The manhunt is over in Fairfax county after Wednesday’s double-homicide in Springfield. The Fairfax County Police Department, along with assistance from the U.S. Marshal Service, made two arrests with a total of eight felonious charges.
FCPD arrested both Ronnie Keandre Marshall and D’Angelo Strand after 55-year-old Edward McDaniel and 63-year-old Brenda McDaniel were shot and killed outside of their home on Wednesday. They also located the vehicle of interest, a Nissan Altima, Thursday morning in Lorton.
Police said one of the accused murderers is a relative of the McDaniel’s. One of the suspects was allegedly at the McDaniel’s residence on Monday, and the police department carried out a burglary investigation, which they believe led to a further dispute on Wednesday.
“It harkens back to Monday and we know that at least one of our two defendants was at the home on Monday. So we believe that the tragic double murder yesterday was a follow up in related to the interactions that occurred on Monday,” said Chief of Police, Kevin Davis.
On Wednesday, the McDaniel’s were believed to be standing outside their home when the suspects approached them, leading one to call 911, but it was too late.
Both Marshall and Strand are charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of the use of a firearm in commission of a felony. They are both held at the Adult Detention Center without bond.
The weapons used in the shooting have not been recovered.
Police are still asking for the community’s assistance with any information. If you have any information about the incident, call the FCPD Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800 and select option two.
PREVIOUS: The Fairfax County Police Department has identified a suspect in connection to yesterday’s double-homicide in Springfield, Virginia.
Police say 20-year-old Ronnie Keandre Marshall is wanted for murder and is considered armed and dangerous.
The Nissan Altima that fled the scene on Flint Street was located thanks to a tip from the community and a second person of interest was taken into custody according to authorities. Police said Marshall has not been located.
Officials said Marshall has not been located and is considered armed and dangerous. Please call 911 with any information on this incident.
This is a developing story and will be updated.