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Reward offered in Manassas Mall shooting that left man dead

Detectives are searching for a group of five suspects caught on surveillance video.

MANASSAS, Va. — A father of three is dead after he was shot in the parking lot of the Manassas Mall earlier this month, and police are still searching for the suspects in the case. Police released surveillance video of the incident on Tuesday.

Renee Carr, Public Information Officer for the Prince William County Police Department, said in a release that officers responded to the parking lot at 8300 Sudley Road around 11:15 p.m. on April 2. Once on scene, the officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Carr said officers performed first aid on the men until rescue personnel arrived. One of the men, identified as 34-year-old Jahmar Latravern Graves, of Baltimore, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Another man, identified by police only as a 22-year-old man, was taken by helicopter to the hospital for treatment of his serious injuries and is expected to survive, according to Carr. 

In a press conference update on the investigation on Tuesday, April 20, Prince William County Police Chief Peter Newsham said Graves was a father with three young children, including a 2-year-old son. 

Newsham's department released images from surveillance video showing the suspects in the case. Newsham said an altercation between the two victims and a group of five suspects started inside the mall and spilled out into the parking lot.

One of the suspects brandished a gun and fired multiple shots at the victims, according to Newsham. The group then entered a black BMW with Virginia temporary tags and left the parking lot. As the vehicle was driving away, a second suspect fired more shots at the two men, Newsham said.

Credit: Prince William County Police

A $15,000 reward is being offered for information about this case.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703.792.7000. 

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