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Published on May 19, 2024
Two Suspects Detained After Fatal Shooting During Alleged Robbery in Bailey's CrossroadsSource: Fairfax County Police Department Website

Two men have been taken into custody following a robbery attempt that escalated to a deadly shooting in Bailey's Crossroads, as reported by Fairfax County Police. The incident, which occurred early Friday morning, resulted in the death of 21-year-old Alder Perez Argueta, who was found with a gunshot wound after police responded to the 6000 block of Argyle Drive around 2 a.m., as stated by FCPD News. Angel Romero Perez, 20, and Candido Perez Argueta, 25, allegedly accompanied Alder in an attempt to rob two other individuals before the shooting took place.

The Fairfax County Police Department declared that during the alleged robbery, Alder Perez Argueta sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body and was later pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital Romer Perez has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, while Candido Perez Argueta is facing charges of robbery resulting in death and gang participation; both are currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, this according to information obtained from both WJLA and FOX 5 DC.

Detectives investigating the case believe that the tragic occurrence was an isolated incident, and they continue to unravel the circumstances that led to the shooting meanwhile, victim specialists from the Major Crimes Bureau's Victim Services Division have been tasked with providing the necessary resources and assistance to the family of Alder Perez Argueta. The authorities are urging anyone with information on this incident to come forward and contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2 or submit tips anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), reported FCPD News.