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Shooting At A Virginia Apartment Leaves One Dead, 21-Year-Old Accused Of Murder

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Source: MEGA; Leesburg police

Apr. 9 2022, Published 1:05 p.m. ET

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A man is accused of shooting a person to death in Virginia, though police have not said what led to the deadly encounter.

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This week, police arrested Nelson Coronado Jr., 21, in connection to the incident. The victim’s name has not been released.

Earlier this week, police responded to a suspicious event at an apartment in Leesburg, Virginia. When officers arrived, they found a man in an apartment with multiple gunshots.

The victim was declared dead at the scene, according to Leesburg police.

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Coronado was at the scene and was taken in custody without incident, police said. Investigators also found a gun.

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The victim and Coronado knew each other, but police have not released a motive in the case.

Coronado was charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was booked into jail and was being held without bond.


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