FAIRFAX, Va. — Fairfax City Police say an arrest has been made in the homicide investigation of a 32-year-old man found shot dead in his home last week.
Officers were called to the 9800 block of Bolton Village Court for a reported shooting. Police said an adult resident made a call at 2:57 a.m. about a shooting. There were two children reported to be in the house.
Police said the back door was open when they arrived. Once inside, police found the man had already died from his wounds.
Police said this was the first homicide in Fairfax City since July 2008.
Police identified the victim as Gret Glyer. His family also confirmed his death to WUSA9 and said that Glyer was the CEO of Donor See, a “giving platform” with the mission to “build a global support network for the world's poorest.”
The organization most recently started the Humanity Fund with the aim of providing relief to the most vulnerable.
Investigators have been asking the community for tips about the case. On Wednesday morning, police announced on social media that an arrest had been made.
"This case was a great example of what a police department and the community can do when they work together," Capt. Jeff Hunt with Fairfax City Police said. Hunt is the head of the criminal investigation division.
During Wednesday's press conference Hunt said investigators had arrested 33-year-old Joshua Danehower from Arlington, Virginia, in connection to the case. He's currently being held in the Fairfax County Detention Center on charges of second degree murder and firearms charges.
Hunt said the suspect fired multiple rounds at Glyer while he was asleep in bed. Glyer's wife was lying in bed next to him at the time of the shooting. She was unharmed.
Hunt said that as a result of interviews connected in the community, detectives began looking at Danehower as a suspect.
Danehower was eventually arrested at the Dulles Airport, where he worked. He was taken into custody without incident by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
Police were not able to comment on the motivation behind the crime.
Hunt said Danehower was an acquaintance of the family, but did not offer additional details, saying it's still early in the investigation. Investigators believe Danehower acted alone and there are no known threats to the community.
On Wednesday afternoon, Glyer's wife, Heather, issued a statement.
"I am grateful to the police and everyone who has worked so hard to make this arrest happen so quickly.
"I am thankful for the outpouring of support we've received from our church, friends, family, and people we haven't even met.
"Gret was my best friend and an incredible husband and father. He had an amazing heart for helping the people who need it most, and I know that legacy will live on.
"I know that God is with me and has a plan for my life and for the lives of our children.
"We would appreciate your prayers," she wrote.
The family is asking for privacy going forward.