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Daunte Moten, 22, of Arlington

Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old Arlington man in connection with a botched robbery that led to the deaths of two men in Woodbridge -- one of them his partner-in-crime for the robbery.

Detectives said it began over plans to sell a pair of shoes.

One of the victims, 28-year-old Christopher Jermaine Williams of Woodbridge, and an acquaintance met with the two suspects on Brandy Moor Loop Sunday evening to sell the shoes. During that meeting, the suspects attempted to rob the victims, while all four were in a car.

During that encounter, Williams and one of the would-be robbers, 18-year-old Israel Gamez Jr. of Stafford, were shot and killed, said Prince William County police Sgt. Jonathan Perok.

At some point, the surviving suspect and the other victim left the vehicle and fled on foot.

On Tuesday, detectives charged Duante Anthony Moten, 22, of Arlington, for planning and "being present during the robbery attempt," Perok said.

Moten has been charged with felony homicide and robbery and is jailed without bond. The investigation continues.


(3) comments


Killed. Over a pair of shoes. What a complete disregard and waste of life.


One pair of shoes? Everybody knows that 2 pair of shoes would be justifiable.


Probably a vintage pair of Air Jordans

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