PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Correction: A previous version of this story identified the suspect as Daniel Maine. Police have identified him as David Nathaniel Maine.
A 24-year-old man is facing multiple charges, including murder, after four people were found dead in a Dale City home Monday afternoon, police said.
Initially, officers with the Prince William County Police Department reported to a home on Mansfield Court, around 4:30 p.m., to investigate a shooting and perform a welfare check. Once inside, four adults were found suffering from gunshot wounds at different areas of the home. They were all pronounced dead at the scene.
Later the same day, a man was taken into custody as a person of interest in the case. Police announced Tuesday morning, after an initial investigation into the case, that the person of interest is now the sole suspect in the homicide case.
David Maine, of Woodbridge, has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, according to the Prince William County Police Chief Peter Newsham.
Police said that three of the victims in the fatal shooting were family members, while the fourth person was a renter who lived in the basement. The suspect was an acquaintance of another family member who also lived in the home but was not present at the time of the shooting.
The victims have been identified as 44-year-old Miguel Flores, 42-year-old Kelly Sotelo, 19-year-old Karrie Sotelo, and the basement renter being 36-year-old Richard Revollar Corrales. The police chief stated that they believe that the 19-year-old was killed first.
Kelly Sotelo was a food and nutrition services worker at Enterprise Elementary School. Principal Kelly Nickerson sent a letter to families saying coping resources will be available for both students and staff members.
It was determined that after the incident happened inside the home, the suspect left and called the police to report that someone had shot into the residence. At the scene, police were able to locate the suspect just a short distance away from the home and he was arrested.
Police say that three of the victims were shot to death, while the cause of death for the fourth victim remains undetermined.
The firearm was recovered at the scene.
The investigation into the case remains active and ongoing, according to police. The motive for the shooting is still unknown at this time.
"The only word I can use to describe it is senseless," Police Chief Newsham said, as he reflected on the incident. "Absolutely senseless... that anyone would take four lives the way that they did."
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