Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing

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News Release: 2012-1590066/drg/BW/(3)
June 7, 2012

Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing 

McLean Police District – Police responded to 1761 Old Meadow Rd, Suite 100 shortly before 9:30 this morning for a reported stabbing. The facility at that address is operated by Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) and provides day support services for adults with mental illness.  The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board contracts with PRS to provide these services.

Arriving officers were met by staff members who led them to the 57-year-old victim. Rescue was called in immediately. The victim, Grady Alexander Vickers of Falls Church, was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officers were also led to the 24-year-old suspect who had remained on the scene. The initial investigation determined that the victim and suspect are both clients at PRS. They encountered each other outside the facility. Detectives are trying to determine the exact nature of the encounter. At some point, the victim was allegedly stabbed in the upper body by the suspect. Police charged Mark Shelor, 24, of 9791 Maple Trace Circle with murder.

The investigation continues.

Mark Shelor

Mark Shelor


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