Reston, VA

A 17-year-old Lorton boy was charged Friday night in connection with the murders of a Reston couple, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The suspect, who was not named by police because of his age, shot himself at the scene of the double murder on the 2600 block of Black Fire Court in Reston, police said. His condition is life-threatening.

Scott Fricker, 48, and his 43-year-old wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, were killed in the incident. They had moved in with their family a few months ago, according to neighbors.

Police believe the suspect, who knows the family, got inside and confronted the couple. Around 5 a.m. on Friday, he shot himself after shooting the the couple. Four other family members were at the home during the shooting and were not hurt, police said.

Fricker worked for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and his wife was an attorney and author who focused on care of the elderly. According to the Washington Post, Fricker was known for riding his motorcycle to work. Kuhn-Fricker launched a company called Buckley’s For Seniors, a home-based company that employed stay-at-home moms and retired individuals to contract out with seniors who maintained independence but needed help with other chores.

As the investigation continues, police are asking anyone with information to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 703-691-2131.


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