Virginia man arrested for drug robbery that resulted in double murder: Police

An 18-year-old Falls Church, Virginia, man was arrested this week in connection to a double homicide that police said they believe was connected to a drug robbery.

A Falls Church man has been arrested and charged with a double murder that police believe began as a drug-robbery.

Fairfax County Police charged Vladimir Garcia Montes with robbery that resulted in death after one man had been fatally shot, and another had been stabbed.

Vladimir Garcia Montes booking photo (Fairfax County Police)

Officers responded around 3:30 pm to reports of a shooting on Pimmit Run Lane, Falls Church.

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The officers found Jonas Skinner (20) of Ashburn in the laundry of the apartment complex, suffering from an upper body gunshot.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue members also responded and declared Skinner deceased at the scene.

At night, a defocused police vehicle sits in front of crime scene tape and flashing lights.

Three other people were also found in the parking lot of the apartment complex with upper body stabbing wounds.


Emergency crews transported Braden Deahl (18), of Arlington County to a hospital nearby where he died.

The police said that the two other individuals were treated at the hospital for injuries which did not pose a life-threatening threat.

A K-9 unit found a large amount of marijuana in the area that detectives believe to be linked to the homicide.

The police added that they believe all the individuals involved knew each other, and the incident was not random.

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Fairfax County Major Crimes Bureau is still investigating the incident and anyone with any information regarding it should call 703-246-7800 option 2 to speak to the Fairfax County Major Crimes Bureau.

You can also submit anonymous tips by calling Crime Solvers on 1-866-411TIPS.

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