UPDATED: Police Investigate Murders in Manassas, Delaplane

The suspect in the Ellis Road shooting, murdered another additional person before killing himself in front of Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. 

Jan. 7 at 3:15 p.m.: Prince William County detectives and investigators with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office are jointly investigating an incident which initially began as a domestic related shooting that occurred at a residence located in the 10000 block of Ellis Road in Manassas (20111) at approximately 6:04 p.m. on January 6.

The investigation revealed that the suspect, Asa Ellington Mitchell, 21, of Manassas, shot four family members at the home before fleeing in a family member’s vehicle. Arriving officers tended to the victims and issued a lookout for the vehicle to neighboring law enforcement agencies.

Three of the victims were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries where they are expected to recover. The fourth victim, Eric Mark Mitchell, 55, of Manassas, was pronounced dead at the residence. The surviving victims were identified as a 76-year-old woman, a 56-year-old woman, and a 16-year-old male juvenile.

While investigating the initial shooting, Prince William County detectives learned of a shooting that occurred in the Delaplane area of Fauquier County. The same suspect sought in connection to the Manassas shooting was involved in a single vehicle crash that rendered the vehicle inoperative.

At one point, the suspect encountered a passing motorist at the crash location in Fauquier County. During the encounter, the suspect shot and killed the other driver before fleeing on foot.

As law enforcement were connecting the two incidents, deputies with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office located the suspect nearby the crash scene. The suspect later succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation continues as Prince William County detectives work to determine what lead up to the initial shooting at the home on Ellis Drive in Manassas. More information will be released when available.

The deceased victim was identified as Eric Mark Mitchell, 55, of Manassas

The deceased suspect was identified as Asa Ellington Mitchell, 21, of Manassas

The name of the Fauquier County victim has not yet been released.

Original Article: Jan. 6 at 11:50 p.m.

Breaking News: One man is dead and three others were transported to the hospital after a domestic shooting that occurred Wednesday evening near Signal Hill Road in Prince William County. 

Prince William County Police Officers responded to a residence located in the 10000 block of Ellis Road in Manassas  to investigate a shooting, Jan. 6 at 6:04 p.m.

“When officers arrived, they located four individuals suffering from gunshot wounds,” said 1st Sgt. Jonathan Perok.

Three of the victims, two adult women and a male teen juvenile, were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The fourth victim, a 55-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect has been identified and the incident appears domestic related.

“All parties involved are family members,” said Perok. “After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to officers arriving at the home.”

The vehicle was located in the Delaplane area of Fauquier County after reportedly crashing and becoming inoperative.

The suspect, identified as a 21-year-old man, was eventually located by Fauquier County Sheriff deputies.

Prince William County homicide detectives are currently with Fauquier County investigators continuing the investigation. More information will be released when available.

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