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Triangle man charged with second-degree murder

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A Triangle man was charged with second-degree murder after a shooting in Dale City early Sunday morning, Prince William County police said.

Officers were called to a residence on the 15300 block of Bronco Way just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, Prince William police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Perok said in a news release.

Police said Derrick Antwonne Alston and Abenezer Daniel Amare were inside the residence when they “became involved in a verbal altercation” that escalated.

The altercation continued outside the home, where, police said, Amare brandished a firearm and shot Alston in the upper body, Perok said in the news release.

Officers responded to the homes and located Amare inside the home, where he was taken into police custody.

Alston, 23, of Washington, D.C., was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

The victim and the suspect knew each other, police said.

Amare, 24, of Crossroads Court in Triangle, was charged with second-degree murder. He was held without bond and has a court date on Dec. 12.

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