3 High School Students Arrested in Killing Outside Northern Virginia Convenience Store

A man died and a woman was wounded outside the 5 Twelve convenience store in northern Stafford County

Three high school students are in custody in connection with a fatal shooting outside a convenience store in Stafford County last month, authorities announced Tuesday.

The suspects — a 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds — were arrested Monday in the double shooting, which killed a man and wounded a woman outside the 5 Twelve convenience store in northern Stafford County, according to a release from the county sheriff's office.

All three suspects are students at North Stafford High School, authorities said.

The shooting occurred the night of July 3. Deputies responded to the store at 1075 Garrisonville Road after someone called 911. Authorities found the two victims, both unresponsive, in the parking lot, with apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities identified him as 20-year-old Troy Barnett, Jr., of Stafford County.

The other victim, an 18-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Authorities said she survived but remains hospitalized.

The three suspects were arrested after a weekslong investigation, authorities said. They are being held at a juvenile detention center.

Authorities did not release their names or provide information on a possible motive.

The suspects are facing charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Contact Us