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Third man charged in Reston robbery/shooting


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A third man was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection to a fatal robbery and shooting incident in Reston earlier in May.

Jalan Merrill, 21, of the Herndon area was arrested on charges of robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was apprehended in Leesburg.

Rashad Daye, 24, was shot and killed during the May 17 incident at a Stoneview Square apartment building. An investigation found Daye was shot during an apparent robbery attempt that lead to an altercation and shooting. Daye was identified as a visitor to the apartment.

Two men, Eddie Rodriquez, 22, of Woodbridge and Dominique May, 18, of Restorn have already been arrested and charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to the incident.

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2 men charged, one man dead after Reston robbery attempt


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man was shot and killed and two men have been charged after a robbery attempt in Reston Sunday afternoon, officials said.

The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Rashad Kejuan Daye, police said.

Daye was one of a group of people who entered an apartment in the 11600 block of Stoneview Square in Reston around 2:52 p.m. Sunday, according to officials.

Officials say it was an attempted robbery involving five suspects and at least two people who were inside the apartment.

Eddie Rodriguez, 22, and Dominique May, 18, have been charged with attempted robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with the incident, according to police.

Police are trying to determine who fired the gun from inside the apartment. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be placed, police said.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENT to PERFORM in DISNEY’s NEWSIES at NATIONAL THEATRE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENT  to PERFORM in DISNEY’s NEWSIES at NATIONAL THEATRE

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ (MSA) student, Ben Cook, 17, of Lorton, Va. will perform in the Tony Award®-winning production of Disney’s NEWSIES at National Theatre in Washington, D.C. from June 9 to June 21. Cook is an alumnus of Lorton Station Elementary School in Lorton, Va., where his family still resides. At age 7, Cook began theatre and dance training at Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, Va., and began to regularly audition for professional theatre at 9 years old. For more information on MSA, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.
 

LEARNINGRx HOSTS 21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

LEARNINGRx HOSTS  21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER  STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 21st Annual Tysons Reginoal Chamber of Commerce Stars event which honored 35 students from 18 local schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Loftus serves as the chair of the youth and education committee for the Tyson’s Chamber of Commerce, and along with Dr. Karen Garza, superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, awarded each student their certificate.

“Each of the students here chose to work hard to overcome their own obstacles, rather than quitting,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. “It’s their perseverance and hard work that will empower these students to be shining stars for years to come,” said Loftus.

Husband charged for shooting wife in Reston home


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A husband has been charged after police say he shot his wife and then himself Thursday in their Reston home, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Stephen Thompson, 29, has been charged with with malicious wounding, police said.

His 33-year-old wife has not been identified. Thompson and his wife remain in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., police say officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Branleigh Park Court for the report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, police say officers found a man and woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Police believe there was an argument prior to the shooting. Police say it appears that Thompson shot his wife and then himself.

Both were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

Monza is hosting a Devils Backbone Brewery Beer Dinner on Thurs., Apr. 30 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Devils Backbone beers that complement new spring menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.

Monza is presenting a four-course dinner that includes: Vienna Lager with meat and cheese platter; Striped Bass Pale Ale with gourmet fish tacos, cabbage, jalapenos, scallions, avocado, pico de gallo, Sriracha aioli and a corn tortilla; Apricot Weiss served with  insalata del palmera with hearts of palm, roasted peppers, fresh basil, balsamic vinaigrette; wood-aged Kilt Flasher 2014, comes with Kilt Flasher drunken NY strip with sautéed peppers, onions, potatoes, and beer molasses steak sauce; and for dessert, Schwartz Beer is served with homemade chocolate mousse cake with layers of homemade chocolate cake and chocolate mousse.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS BALLET to PERFORM LA FILLE MAL GARDÈE; Sat. Apr. 25

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS BALLET to PERFORM LA FILLE MAL GARDÈE; Sat. Apr. 25

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ (MSA), pre-professional ballet company of Lorton, Va. will perform the comedic, family-friendly spring ballet, La Fille Mal Gardée at two shows, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., on Sat., Apr. 25 at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theater at 101 Callahan Drive in Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $7 for ages 9 and younger and $10 for ages 10 and older. For tickets, go to www.metropolitanarts.org/tickets.

MSA’s La Fille Mal Gardée is full of surprises with chickens and roosters, and spirited clog dances.  The Widow Simone is determined to marry her daughter Lise to Alain, a rich vintner’s son. But Lise is in love with Colas, a lowly farm hand, while Alain only has eyes for his own red umbrella.