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Virginia Man Who Police Say Gunned Down Ex-Girlfriend, Man In Custody

Source: Prince William County police; MEGA

Desmond Malcolm Daniel.

Nov. 19 2022, Published 4:28 p.m. ET

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A Virginia man who police say broke into a home and gunned down his ex-girfriend and a man was arrested, according to Potomac Local.

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Police arrested Desmond Malcolm Daniel, 24, of Woodbridge, Virginia, and charged him with two counts of second-degree murder in connection to the deaths of Alyssa Trynese Gainey, 22, of Woodbridge, and Javon Alberto Williams, 24, of Dumfries, at a Dumfries home.

Virginia State Police and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police locaed Daniel in a parking lot at Dulles International Airport, where he was taken into custody without incident, Potomac Local reported.

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According to police, the break-in took place a little after sometime around 11 p.m. Nov. 16. A little after 11 p.m., officers were called to a home in the 17400 block of Isle Royale Terrace in the Forest Park neighborhood near Dumfries to investigate a shooting.


There, police found Gainey and Williams shot in the basement. The family's pitbull mix was also shot, according to Potomac Local. By then, the suspect, later identified as Daniel, had left the scene.

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Gainey was taken to the hospital, where he died the next morning. Gainey was pronounced dead on the scene, and the pitbull was humanely euthanized. Potomac Local reported that police said it was an isolated incident and that Daniel had previously dated Gainey.

Daniel is also charged with two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling and one count of entering a place to commit murder. He has a court date scheduled for Jan. 10, 2023 and is being held without bond.


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