Arrest made in slaying of teenager in Fairfax
A suspect was arrested Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a teenager last month in Fairfax County, police said.
Matthew Ortega, 17, was found Feb. 14, in the 13500 block of Jeb Stuart Square in the Centreville area on Feb. 14, police said. He had been shot once in the upper body.
Police said Tuesday that Uriel Josaphat Espinosa Cruz, 18, of Fairfax was arrested “for murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.”
No motive has been given, but the shooting was not thought to be a random incident, police said. They also said their investigation was continuing.
Ortega lived near where he was found. In a message posted online after his death, family members described him as a son, brother and uncle and said he was loved by many.