Local police are searching for a 28-year-old man in connection with a homicide at apartments in Bailey’s Crossroad.
Detectives obtained a warrant on Monday (Oct. 31) charging Phil Asare Darkwah with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and the possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, police said yesterday.
Police believe Darkwah was one of three men filmed running away from an apartment where Ahmed Hemoh, 26, was found on Sunday (Oct. 30) with fatal gunshot wounds to his upper body.
“The circumstances that led to the shooting continues to be actively investigated. Detectives do not believe this was a random act of violence,” the Fairfax County Police Department said.
Hemoh was pronounced dead at the apartment. A review of surveillance footage found that three men left the apartment shortly after the hooting.
All three men have been identified, but the identities of the other two individuals won’t be made public unless they are charged, according to FCPD Second Lt. James Curry. Authorities believe that all of the men involved in the shooting know each other.
Here’s more from FCPD on how to submit information about the incident:
Detectives from our Fugitive Track and Apprehension Unit are actively searching for Darkwah. Detectives ask anyone with information about this case or knowledge of Darkwah’s whereabouts, to call 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.
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