Fairfax County police are continuing to investigate the shooting death, last Monday, Feb. 21, of a 37-year-old man in Centreville’s London Towne community. He was identified as Amaru Amin Shabazz, 37, of Leesburg.
Police were called to a townhouse in the 14800 block of Bodley Square, at 9:58 p.m., for a report of man who’d been shot. Inside the home, responding officers found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Fire and rescue personnel pronounced Shabazz dead at the scene.
Detectives determined that he’d been visiting the home. According to police, “An altercation occurred between Shabazz and individuals, which resulted in the fatal shooting. Detectives found multiple guns at the scene and determined numerous rounds were fired inside the residence.”
A witness stated that a man was seen running from the townhouse after the gunshots were fired. He was described as in his 30s, 5 feet 10 inches, with a thin build and short hair. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. Police believe this was not a random act and that the two men knew each other.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may have witnessed it is asked to call the Police Department’s Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via Crime Solvers by phoning 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), texting FCCS plus the tip to 847411, or going to http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org/.
Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100-$1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Please leave contact information if you want a detective to follow up with you.