THE DISTRICT
22-year-old is fatally shot in Northeast

A 22-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night near the Maryland line in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

Police said Charles Melvin Parrish of Northeast was shot about 9:50 p.m. in the 5400 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE. Authorities said they knew of no motives or suspect.

— Peter Hermann

VIRGINIA
Officer’s son took car for a ride, police say

The son of a Fairfax County police officer has been arrested for taking his father’s cruiser out for a high-speed drive and activating the emergency lights, wearing a police uniform shirt and firing a gun, authorities said.

James Michael Puebla Berling, 27, of Centreville and an acquaintance are facing a number of charges after a Virginia State Police trooper spotted the cruiser on Route 29 in Centreville with its lights on shortly after 1 a.m. on March 16, state police said.

The cruiser stopped, and the driver and the passenger fled into nearby woods, police said. The trooper was able to detain the passenger, authorities said. Berling was apprehended after police searched the area.

Police said they later learned that Berling had fired a weapon in his home.

Fairfax County police officer James Berling was out of town when the cruiser was taken and is not facing disciplinary action, Fairfax County police said.

No attorney is listed for the younger Berling in court records, and he could not be reached for comment.

— Justin Jouvenal

Loudoun husband charged with murder

Braulio Castillo, a former IRS contractor who came under fire during a congressional investigation last year, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of his estranged wife, according to Loudoun County authorities.

Castillo, 43, of Ashburn is charged with first-degree murder, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Michelle G. Castillo, 43, was found dead at her home on Belmont Station Drive in Ashburn on March 20, authorities said.

Braulio Castillo was a witness at a House hearing last summer after a congressional investigation found that he had improperly claimed service-disabled veteran status in 2012. That claim stemmed from an ankle injury suffered during a fall in 1984, while he was at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School, according to a report by the Federal Times.

— Caitlin Gibson