Reward in Prince William for Spotsylvania man charged with murder

by | Nov 30, 2023 | Police and Fire

From Prince William County Police:

Murder Investigation *REWARD – The Prince William County Police Department is offering a reward for information on the whereabouts of the suspect sought in connection to shooting death of a 26-year-old man that occurred in the 3700 block of Wharf Ln. in Triangle (22172) on November 14. During the investigation, the suspect involved in the shooting was identified as Tyus James TERRELL. Attempts and leads in locating the suspect have been unsuccessful. The police department is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. The investigation continues.
Wanted: [Photo from January 2023]
Tyus James TERRELL, 27, of the 100 block of Mansfield St. in Fredericksburg
Described as a black male, approximately 5’11”, 200lbs., with black hair, brown eyes, and a tattoo on his chest
Wanted for murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
The deceased was identified as Quatrail Raynard SMALLS, 26, of Big Stone Gap, VA
Murder Investigation *SUSPECT IDENTIFIED [Previously Released] – On November 15, detectives identified a suspect involved in the fatal shooting that was reported to have occurred in the 3700 block of Wharf Ln. in Triangle (22172) on November 14. While investigating the incident, detectives identified the suspect as Tyus James TERRELL, and obtained warrants for his arrest. While investigating the homicide, Prince William County detectives, with the assistance of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, executed multiple search warrants in Spotsylvania County in connection to the ongoing investigation. Attempts to locate the accused were unsuccessful. Both parties were known to one another, and the incident was not random. Detectives are continuing to actively investigate the incident to determine what led up to the shooting and are seeking to speak with anyone who has information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the accused. More information will be released when available. The investigation continues.
Homicide Investigation [Previously Released] – On November 14 at 8:41PM, officers responded to the 3700 block of Wharf Ln. in Triangle (22172) to investigate a shooting. The investigation revealed gunshots were heard in the area which struck a 26-year-old man who was found lying on the ground by responding officers. Officers provided immediate first aid to the man who was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. While checking the area, officers located shell casings in the roadway on Wharf Ln. and a residence in the Linden Park Apartment complex that was struck by gunfire. No other injuries or property damage were reported. More information will be released when available. Detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact police at 703-792-6500 or submit a tip online at pwcva.gov/policetip. The investigation continues.

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