Fairfax County Police arrested a man Wednesday, Aug., 8 around 1 a.m. in connection with a suspicious death in the 9100 block of Barrick Street near the Merrifield area, according to a news bulletin.
Police responded to a report of a body with apparent stab wounds found in the bathroom of an apartment around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 7. The body was identified as Oscar Rivera, 38, an occupant of the apartment.
Following interviews and further investigation throughout the night, police charged Jose Ivan Lopez Castro, 20, another occupant of the apartment, with murder. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
The deceased and the suspect knew one another, and the police believe they were involved in an altercation before the victim’s death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone, 866/411-TIPS/8477, or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637, or call Fairfax County Police at 703/691-2131.