Victim Identified in Fatal Reston Shooting

Local police have identified the victim who was killed in a shooting on Wednesday in Reston. <

Samuel Onyeuka, 20, of Reston, was killed after he was shot multiple times in his upper body, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police believe Onyeuka was deliberately targeted as he was walking on a sidewalk near his home on the 2300 block of Branleigh Park shortly after 2 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy ruled the death a homicide yesterday.

The suspect reportedly left the area in a silver SUV moments after the shooting. Police believe the suspect is a light-skinned black male, slim, roughly six feet tall, and has dark hair in braids or twists.

Authorities also believe he was likely driving a vehicle similar to a Nissan Rogue.

Anyone with information is encouraged to use the following methods to contact FCPD.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. 

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