Man, 18, charged with murder in father’s death

A Chantilly teen has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his father during a domestic dispute late Friday night, Fairfax County police said.

The suspect, Gbassay Koroma, 18, has been taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center after police found 40-year-old Francis Koroma suffering from trauma to his upper body in the family’s apartment in the 5100 block of Woodmere Drive.

Gbassay Koroma. (Fairfax County Police Department)

The investigation into the county’s fourth homicide this year is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or online at

David Nakamura covers the White House. He has previously covered sports, education and city government and reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.


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