FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Police say a teenager has been released after the deadly stabbing of his mother's boyfriend in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, Fairfax County police officers were called to an apartment on Janna Lee Avenue by a teenager who reportedly said he stabbed his mother's boyfriend. He told officers the stabbing happened while his mother's boyfriend was trying to assault her.
According to Fairfax County police, officers found 32-year-old Marcus Roberson who had been stabbed in the upper body. Roberson was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives took the teen into custody as a "person of interest" while investigators try to determine the circumstances that led to the stabbing, Lt. James Curry, a Fairfax County spokesperson said in a video release.
In a release Monday, detectives from the Major Crime Bureau and Crime Scene Section claimed Roberson was at the apartment when he got into an argument with the boy's mother. The teen allegedly admitted to police that he stabbed Roberson three times in order to stop the assault.
Three other children were in the home at the time of the incident. None of the children were injured.
The woman was treated for injuries at the apartment.
The teen has since been released to his mother and has not been charged. Detectives continue to investigate the incident as a possible justifiable homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).