Arrest Made in Deadly Shooting in Springfield

Arrest Made in Deadly Shooting in Springfield

A 17-year-old is now in custody after he fled the Northern Virginia area following a Nov. 28 deadly shooting in Springfield. Detectives from Major Crimes Bureau worked throughout the night to identify the suspect. Once identified, felony petitions for murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony were obtained. Detectives from Fugitive Unit then began tracking the suspect’s whereabouts. Through their investigative leads, detectives received information that the suspect had fled to North Carolina. Detectives coordinated with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and the suspect was safely taken into custody. The suspect will remain in the custody of the Sheriff’s office until extradited back to Fairfax County.

A man was fatally wounded earlier Nov. 28 in a shooting in the 6100 block of Dinwiddie Street in Springfield. Officers responded to a call for gunshots at 1:12 p.m. Upon their arrival they found Ever Deras-Borjas, 30, of Springfield, suffering from upper body trauma. Officers immediately rendered first aid until rescue personnel arrived. Deras-Borjas was taken to a nearby hospital where he unfortunately died of his injuries. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives are working diligently to process evidence and interview witnesses. Preliminarily, detectives did not believe this was a random act of violence and did not believe there was an ongoing threat to public safety. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his late teens with dark curly hair.

Detectives are asking for anybody with information about this event to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

Victim specialists from Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

This is the 11th homicide year-to-date in Fairfax County.