Man Charged with Killing Fairfax Resident



Fairfax County police have arrested a Washington, D.C., man in connection with the May 21 murder of a Fairfax resident. The victim was Arthur Edward Mann II, 38, and charged with his killing is Doniel Drake, 44.

Officers responded May 21 at 6:07 a.m. to the Citgo gas station at 6241 Richmond Hwy. in Fair Haven for a report of a shooting. There they found Mann, who’d sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene. 

His assailant fled before officers arrived but, with the assistance of the police Fugitive and Apprehension Unit, Drake was identified as the alleged shooter and was found and arrested later that day. Preliminarily, detectives believe he and the victim had been verbally arguing at the gas pump before the shooting. According to police, “The suspect discharged a firearm, hitting the victim.” 

Drake was taken to the Adult Detention Center where he was charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Drake is being held without bond and has a Sept. 4 court date.

Meanwhile, detectives continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the shooting. They’re asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2.