Search Warrants Reveals Details of Reston Couple’s Murder

by RestonNow.com January 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm 28 Comments

Search warrants obtained by the Washington Post paint a disturbing scene inside the house of the Reston couple who police believe were shot and killed by a 17-year-old known to the family.

Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, were shot to death days before Christmas in their home on Black Fir Court.

Investigators found 10 cartridge cases, a knife, a hammer, and blood-stained walls in the hallway and bedroom, the hallway floor and the bedroom door. Bullet fragments were also found in an office, ceiling and hallway.

According to the Post, details unveiled in the warrants confirm national news media accounts about the incident. Family and friends have said the family attempted to stage an intervention with the daughter of the couple after her mother discovered a Twitter account she believed was tied to the teen. The account contains ant-Semitic and anti-gay posts and calls for a “white revolution.”

The warrants indicate the suspect and the family had a verbal confrontation. One individual told detectives that the couple heard a sound inside the home and found the suspect inside their daughter’s bedroom. Based on the account, the couple told the teen to leave, after which he shot himself in the head.

Investigators also found gun parts, ammunition and a gun box in the suspect’s Lorton home. The teen remains in critical condition.

  • Gregory

    Am I reading this wrong? “Based on the account, the couple told the teen to leave, after which he shot himself in the head” So how did they die?

    • Fact


    • Reston Realist

      I read it again, twice…. seems like several details are omitted

      • Why do you bother?

        It’s missing “…shot and killed them..”

    • Why do you bother?

      Too bad that sentence is not accurate – those people would be alive.


    PRESIDENT T was the messenger. According to family & friends.

    • Why do you bother?

      In a way, Twittler’s and Congress’ refusal to address gun violence enabled him to get his hands on a gun.

      • sigh

        In a way twittler’s and Congress’s refusal to shore up the first amendment restricting stupid people from speaking is the reason for your ability to post on the internet.

        • Why do you bother?

          Put the mirror down, sigh. You’re talking to yourself.

        • Willie Reston

          Freak our about any suggestion that the second amendment be altered by suggesting that the first amendment be altered to prohibit free speech. Yup, must be a Trump supporter!

  • freestylergbb

    Poor reporting about a tragic story.

  • Why do you bother?

    ” the suspect and the family had a verbal confrontation with the family”

    Department of Redundancy Department anyone?

    That said – how right those poor parents were. This is horrifying.

    • Mike M

      Their results impress you?

      • Why do you bother?

        What? No, they were right about the kid – extremely bad person.


        • Mike M

          Results count.

          • Why do you bother?

            What does that have to do with my statement that they were right about the boyfriend’s character?

          • Mike M

            Their actions put some intense and hostile pressure on that character.

          • Why do you bother?

            You can’t possibly be suggesting that they shouldn’t have prohibited their daughter from seeing this miscreant, can you?

            His monstrous behavior is 100% his own responsibility.

            Victim blaming much?

          • Mike M

            My response was censored.

          • Why do you bother?


  • Holy Cow!! This is possibly the most confusing reporting I’ve ever read.

  • V.P.

    Apparently you re not on Twitter, just reporting the facts.

  • Curious

    Just curious, how did the Mom link the pseudo-twitter account to this kid prior to the horrific event? I read on Huffpost that he used a common email address. But that was investigative journalism done post-shooting. How did the mom figure it out prio?

    • Steve

      she had access to her daughters phone…

      • Curious

        That makes sense.

  • Mike M

    Thanks for explaining better than I ever could the relationship between L1beralism and mental illness.

  • Sidewinder

    This is an embarassingly poorly written report. RestonNow really needs to hire an editor.

  • Heh

    “Never bring a hammer to a gunfight” is one lesson from this event…


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