UPDATE: Police Investigate Columbia Pike Suspicious Death

Published on February 27, 2022

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UPDATE (2/27/22): The preliminary investigation into the suspicious death indicates the victim, Reginald Scott, 45, of Washington D.C., suffered an apparent gunshot wound. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. This incident is being investigated as a homicide.

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed possible suspect descriptions based on evidence located at the scene and witness interviews. Arrest warrants were obtained and the suspects were located near a bus stop at Columbia Pike and S. Quincy Street on the morning of February 27. They were taken into custody without incident. April Puckett, 46, of No Fixed Address has been charged with Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. James Harris, 48, of No Fixed Address has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder. The suspects are being held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.

Detectives continue to investigate the events that preceded the homicide. Anyone with information that may assist with this investigation is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a suspicious death along Columbia Pike.

At approximately 7:42 a.m. on February 26, police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Columbia Pike for report of a suspicious vehicle with an unresponsive male inside. Upon arrival, officers located the parked vehicle in the lot of a business and observed an adult male deceased inside. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

This remains an active criminal investigation and anyone with information that may assist with the investigation is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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