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Police: Suspect is in custody for 2 shootings that left man dead in Fairfax County

The first shooting was fatal and occurred at a bus stop; the second occurred at a gas station.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Fairfax County Police arrested a man in connection to two shootings in the Hybla Valley area Saturday evening — one of which was fatal. The homicide is Fairfax County's first of 2022.

Howard Ludwig, a spokesperson for FCPD told WUSA9 that officers were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. to a shooting at a bus stop near the intersection of Dart Drive and Richmond Highway. 

Jordan Eugene Cochran, 20, of Alexandria is charged in the shootings.

Officers responding to the scene of the first shooting discovered Kebbren Isaiah Leigh-Gaye, 18, of Alexandria with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Leigh-Gaye was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and died. 

Police say Cochran fled after the fatal shooting and approached a driver in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at 3100 Lockheed Boulevard and asked for a ride.

When he was denied, police say he fired one round, which struck a man in the eye. Cochran ran from the scene and the injured man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers quickly found Cochran in the parking lot of a nearby Taco Bell at 7230 Richmond Highway and took him into custody without incident. A handgun was recovered along with items belonging to Leigh-Gaye. Cochran and Leigh-Gaye were known to each other. Detectives continue to investigate the motive behind the fatal shooting. 

Cochran is charged with second-degree murder, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, malicious wounding and robbery. 

FCPD is asking anyone with additional information to contact detectives at 703-691-2131, or call 911. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web.

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