A 37-year-old Chantilly man was shot to death in his home yesterday during an argument with his brother-in-law, Fairfax County police said.
Police identified the victim as Duc Minh Pham, of the 13400 block of Point Pleasant Drive. Tuan Huu Tran, 35, of the same address, was being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on charges of murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Police said Pham was married to Tran's sister.
Yesterday's shooting stemmed from a "domestic disagreement" between the two men, said Warren Carmichael, a police spokesman.
Shortly after 4 p.m., while they quarreled in the home they shared with other family members, Tran went into his bedroom and got a handgun, police said. He then went into the kitchen and shot Pham several times in the upper body, police said.
Other family members who were in the house at the time of the shooting called authorities, police said. Paramedics transported Pham to Fairfax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
Tran was arrested at the scene and was being questioned last night by detectives.
A neighbor expressed shock over the shooting in the usually quiet neighborhood.
"It's pretty surprising, because the guy that was arrested was a pretty cool guy," said Andy Tran, 18, who is not related to the suspect. "He was a nice person. They're a nice family."