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Police: Oakton domestic incident leads to 2nd-degree murder charge

50-year-old man in custody without bond following March 29 episode

A 50-year-old Oakton man is in police custody following a March 29 domestic-related shooting in that killed a 37-year-old man, Fairfax County police said.

Fairfax County police on March 29 at 8:37 p.m. dispatched officers responded to the 10400 block of Viera Lane in the Oakton Park neighborhood just north of the city of Fairfax for a report of a possible domestic-related shooting.

While filing a domestic-dispute report with county police officers, a woman indicated that her husband, Waisuddin Quraishi, allegedly had shot someone. The woman told police that her husband allegedly had threatened her and her family directly and that he might be in possession of a weapon.

Officers began searching the area and located the victim, Mohammad Zekria, 37, inside a vehicle a short distance away in the 3300 block of Willow Crescent Drive.

Zekria, who had multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the police department’s Major Crimes Bureau responded to the scene and preliminarily determined that Quraishi allegedly had shot Zekria. Both men were known to each other, police said.

On March 30 at 2:22 a.m., Virginia State Police troopers located Quraishi walking alongside Interstate 495 and Braddock Road. State police took Quraishi into custody and transported  him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Authorities held Quraishi on no bond.