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Police arrest suspect in murder of 25-year-old outside Babylon Cafe in Woodbridge

Police say Kalin Javon Robinson was shot multiple times as he exited the building.

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Police arrested a suspect Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a man Thursday morning in Woodbridge.

When Prince William County police arrived just after midnight at the Babylon Cafe hookah bar, located at 3081 Golansky Blvd. in Woodbridge, they found a man shot multiple times. The responding officers provided first aid until medical personnel arrived and took him to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Renee Carr, public information officer for Prince William County Police, identified the victim as 25-year-old Kalin Javon Robinson, of Stafford.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a group of people were gathered in the parking lot when several shots were fired. Robinson was shot multiple times and the group broke up. According to police, the incident was determined not to be random.

On Saturday, police said they had arrested Horace Gene Clark, 27, of Woodbridge, on preliminary charges of murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with the shooting.

The Babylon Cafe is no stranger to violence.

Police were called to the hookah bar on January 23, 2021, when a 27-year-old man was shot after a fight with an acquaintance, identified as James Lawrence Gregory, turned violent. The victim was hospitalized with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

On July 24, 2020, 28-year-old Charlie Davis III was killed when he was stabbed during a large fight in the parking lot, according to police. Detectives offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in that case, but no arrests were made. 

And the violence at the hookah bar is by no means new. WUSA9 previously reported on a deadly shooting involving a 23-year-old man in the parking lot of the Babylon Cafe in May of 2016.

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