UPDATE - Suspect Charged with Murder
Fairfax County Police Department
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4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
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News Release:14/051/9999/sb/(4) UPD1
February, 21, 2014
UPDATE – Suspect Charged with Murder
During the late afternoon on Thursday, February 20, Marlon Oswaldo Gudiel Polanco, 32, of 2903 John Marshall Drive in Falls Church, was charged with murder. The charge stems from the death investigation of Alvaro Zepeda, who was killed earlier that same day. Polanco was held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Photo of Marlon Oswaldo Gudiel Polanco
Apparent Homicide in Falls Church Area
Mason District Station – Police are investigating an early morning homicide in the Falls Church area. Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 2900 block of John Marshall Drive around 6:18 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, for a reported stabbing. They located an adult male deceased inside the apartment and an adult female with injuries. The suspect fled the apartment on foot prior to the officers’ arrival.
The police helicopter located the suspect hiding outside, near the apartment complex and led patrol officers to him. Both the suspect and one police officer were injured during the apprehension. The police officer, the suspect and the female victim were all transported to the hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries.
The deceased has been identified as Alvaro Zepeda, 44, of 2903 John Marshall Drive, in Falls Church.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.