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Police Arrest Four in Dumfries Shooting

Court documents show failed drug exchange between Woodbridge men and teen victims

Prince William County Police have arrested and charged four Woodbridge men following a Friday shooting in Dumfries.

Police have charged each of the men — Tyliek Eric Kelley, 19; Julian Xavier Bryant, 19; Quientine Kyone Hale, 20; and Taymel Jerome Jackson, 20, all of Woodbridge — with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony, two counts of attempted armed robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery.

According to a police investigation launched Friday, the two male victims, a 16-year-old and 19-year-old from Dumfries, planned to meet up with the group behind Fortuna Center Plaza in Dumfries.

A criminal complaint filed in Prince William General District Court said Kelley, Bryant, Jackson and Hale had [conspired] “to rob the victims of their money which was intended to purchase marijuana.”

The 16-year-old victim met Kelley and Bryant in a car in a Target parking lot, according to court documents. But “the suspects did not produce the marijuana and the victims did not have the money as promised," according to court documents.

"Kelley displayed a handgun and attempted to rob the victim," according to police, at which point the 16-year-old left the vehicle and fled with the other victim toward Stockbridge Drive.

Kelley and Bryant, allegedly armed with a revolver, and Jackson and Hale, allegedly armed with a shotgun in a second vehicle, chased the victims, catching up with them near Taconic Circle, according to the documents.

Jackson fired at the victims, police said, hitting the 16-year-old in the torso and the 19-year-old in the back.

Both victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police said several detectives were assigned to the case and were “quickly able to develop the identities of those involved.” 

Hale and Bryant were located leaving Bryant’s address on Brightleaf Court in Woodbridge and were detained following a traffic stop, police said. 

Jackson and Kelley were both located at their respective residences where search warrants were also executed.

Police said that following an investigation all four suspects were arrested. The incident was determined not to be random. 

Editor's Note: The above information was provided by the Prince William County Police and public information from the Prince William General District Court. Arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction. 

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airelle airelle September 16, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Omg i know three of those guys .2of them were gud kids who went to hylton high school in woodbridge va . Aww man
airelle airelle September 16, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Weed makes you do stupid things. What dumb asses. Through there future away. What kind of job can u get now ? When u get out ?
Xoxo October 02, 2012 at 12:12 PM
These young man need their FATHERS in their lives to give them some leadership skills, teach them right from wrong, how to be a MAN!!! That's what's wrong with our young men!!! These guys should be in college getting an education to be productive in society instead of becoming another statistic !!!!
Juanita SM October 02, 2012 at 03:04 PM
i agree with you Xoxo, not only did they need father's they needed everyone to help out. a community can help a child grow up into a good citizen. People need to care, and what's sad is that people don't care anymore. the mind their own business, it's not like the old days of my grandparents..when everyone in the community hleped raise kids.
shanica turner December 03, 2012 at 08:19 PM
OMG i kno three of them! They went to my school and were very good people.

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