MURDER USA: Killer slew and flew from 5 Twelve
STAFFORD, VA. – Murder never takes a holiday and the evening before the 4th of July was the last night of the life of a man who was shot and killed at a gas station. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder and an attempted murder that occurred late Wednesday night July 3, 2019, at a gas station in the northern end of Stafford County.
On July 3, 2019, at approximately 10:15 pm the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5 Twelve Gas Station, located at 1075 Garrisonville Road, in regard to a 911 caller who reported that two people were shot in the parking lot of the business. As deputies arrived on scene two people were found unresponsive in the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body. An off duty EMT was also on scene rendering aid to the victims.
The female gunshot victim has been identified as 18-year-old Laura Guadalupe GOMEZ- DE LA CRUZ of Stafford County. She was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition. Unfortunately, the male who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is not being released at this time pending next-of-kin notification.
An eyewitness reported seeing a dark-colored sedan leaving the parking lot of the business at a high rate of speed, headed Eastbound on Garrisonville Road. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Jamie Wright, at (540) 658-4450.