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28-year-old man arrested for murder at Fairfax County apartment after man found shot dead

A man was found dead with a gunshot wound in his upper body at the apartment one week ago.

BAILEY'S CROSSROADS, Va. — (Editor's Note: The video above is of the previous reporting on this story from Nov. 1, 2022)

A 28-year-old man has turned himself in after another man was found shot dead at a Fairfax County apartment building.

Phil Asare Darkwah had warrants served for second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He is being held without bond.

Darkwah was one of three men police said were running from the apartment where 26-year-old Ahmed Hemoh lay dead, shot in the upper body on Oct. 30. Police said that a witness called 911 around 3:45 p.m. that day. 

The incident prompted a shelter-in-place at the Bailey’s Crossroads building, called Skyline Towers, which is located in the 5500 block of Seminary Road. Officers then canvassed the towers, looking for the three men who police said were caught on surveillance video. The shelter-in-place request was rescinded around 5:30 p.m. 

Police announced that all three men have since been identified, but only Darkwah's name has so far been released.

The circumstances that led to the shooting continue to be actively investigated, according to police, and detectives currently believe the shooting was not a random act of violence.

RELATED: Police: 28-year-old man identified as suspected shooter in Fairfax homicide

Detectives ask anyone with information about this case to call  703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. 

Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you. Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

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