A 39-year-old man died last Thursday, Feb. 10, after being shot in a parking lot of a Fairfax apartment complex. He was identified as Johnny Lee Robinson III of Leesburg. The next day, police arrested and charged a Harrisonburg woman with his murder.
Fairfax County police say officers responded at 8:12 p.m. to the 3300 block of Willow Crescent Drive in Fairfax for a report of man who’d been shot in the upper body. Community members heard a man and a woman arguing outside, followed by a single gunshot. They then reportedly saw a woman running from the scene.
Responding officers found Robinson suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The officers, along with K9 officers, the Fairfax City Police Department and the county police helicopter immediately began canvassing the area for the shooter and any possible evidence related to the crime.
“During the search, officers found a suitcase, as well as a firearm believed to be related to the shooting,” say police. “Surveillance footage was obtained from the apartment complex; and based on the video, detectives believed the man and woman appeared to be known to each other and the shooting was not a random act.”
Detectives determined the pair left an apartment prior to the shooting. Neither lived in that apartment complex; however, witnesses were able to provide information about the identity of both the victim and the suspect, Kaitlynn Nicole Nicholas, 23. Later that evening, detectives obtained a warrant charging her with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Then on Friday afternoon, Feb. 11, detectives with Fairfax County’s Fugitive Track and Apprehension Unit and officers from the Harrisonburg Police Department took Nicholas into custody. She was then held without bond in the Rockingham County Regional Jail.
Meanwhile, detectives are asking anyone with additional information about this crime to contact them at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via Crime Solvers by phoning 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477),