Two Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting in Va.

By Matt Zapotosky
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 19, 2009; 1:59 PM

Two men were arrested Sunday in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man at a house party in Loudoun County, authorities said.

Guillermo A. Alvarado, 20, of Berryville, and Rasheed L. Nurse, 26, of Herndon, were charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting outside a house on Tappahannock Place near Lowes Island Boulevard in Sterling, authorities said. Alvarado and Nurse apparently got into an altercation with the 19-year-old, and Nurse pulled out a gun and shot him, police said. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

Police did not immediately identify the 19-year-old because his family members had not been notified of his death. Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the Loudon County Sheriff's Office, said investigators are still working to determine what sparked the altercation. The incident occurred at about 3 a.m.

© 2009 The Washington Post Company