Fairfax Man Charged with McLean Murder

The attack occurred near the intersection of Old Meadow Road and Route 123 in McLean on Thursday morning.

Update, 3:36 p.m.

Fairfax County Police issued the following press release about the incident this afternoon:

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.

Update, 11:55 a.m.

A man has died from stab wounds, which he suffered at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said the victim died after he was transported from McLean to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

The identities of the victim and his attacker have not been released.

Police are on scene with individuals involved in the incident, Caldwell said.

Original Post

A person was stabbed near 1761 Old Meadow Road near the intersection of Route 123 in McLean on Thursday morning.

Fairfax County public information officer Lucy Caldwell says the incident took place at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Caldwell did not know if an arrest has been made in the attack, but said there is no public safety threat. The attacker was known to the victim, she said.

Stay tuned to Patch for more details on this breaking story.

keith mahone June 07, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Yep. Slam dunk with eyes closed.
Sam June 08, 2012 at 01:04 AM
I know the deceased. It was not traffic or work related. I'm not going to share what it was over. It had nothing to do with immigrants either.
Really? June 08, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Keith, I'm not going to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man, but I caution you to not speak of things you know little about.
Joe Data June 12, 2012 at 09:06 PM
any possible connection to vanessa pham murder?
rhonda June 19, 2012 at 03:45 PM
i have met the suspect, who happened to be a very nice young man. he obv. had some mental problems, this is sad for both family/friends involved.


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