An 18-year-old Dale City teen has been charged with murder in the Monday night shooting death of a Woodbridge man during what police said was a marijuana deal.
Police say the victim, 19-year-old Devonte Lee Ivy arranged to meet an acquaintance for a marijuana transaction in the 16000 block of Porters Inn Drive in southeast Prince William County.
Once at the location, the parties engaged in a verbal altercation that escalated. During the encounter, multiple shots were fired which resulted in the victim being fatally struck, said Prince William police spokeswoman Renee Carr.
The accused fled the area and police were contacted by several residents in the community who heard the gun shots.
The next day, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, detectives identified a suspect and arrested him at his home in Dale City.
Edward Kusi-Johnson, 18, of the 14800 block of Danville Road, is being held without bond on charges of murder and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
He has a Nov. 15 court date.