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Two shot, one fatally at Oakton house

A 27-year-old man shot and killed his roommate, then fatally shot himself inside their Oakton apartment Wednesday night, a Fairfax County police spokesman said.

Officers were called to the 3000 block of Trevor House Drive and found Ihab Robert Qutob, 43, dead in in his home about 7 p.m., said Master Patrol Officer Eddy Azcarate. Police also found Alexander A. Rios, 27, fatally wounded and took him to a hospital where he later died, Azcarate said.

Investigators believe Rios shot Qutob with a handgun before turning the gun on himself. Police recovered a handgun at the scene.

Officials did not know what sparked the violence and continue to investigate, Azcarate said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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