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    Virginia Man Charged in Wife's 2017 Death

    Police arrested a man Friday, charging him with murder in the shooting death of his wife in January 2017. (Published Friday, Feb. 15, 2019)

    The husband of a Virginia woman shot and killed more than two years ago was arrested Friday and charged with murder, police said.

    “Today, I announce justice is served in an active 2017 homicide investigation,” Fairfax County police Maj. Ed O'Carroll said.

    Officers received a call about a double shooting in a home in the 9200 block of Okla Drive in Fairfax just before 3:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 2017, and found 51-year-old Donna Pentek and her husband, Laszlo Pentek, shot.

    The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and her husband was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

    Deadly Domestic Shooting in Fairfax

    [DC] Deadly Domestic Shooting in Fairfax
    A woman is dead and a man is critically injured after a shooting in Fairfax, Virginia. The deadly shooting happened this afternoon at a home on Okla Drive near Little River Turnpike. News4’s Jackie Bensen reports more details from neighbors and police.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 6, 2017)

    Neighbors said the couple's daughter, who was 13 years old at the time, found her parents shot and called 911.

    “This is a sad case," O'Carroll said. "It’s the murder of a member of our community — a daughter, a wife, a mom, a friend to many.”

    Investigators continued working on the case for two years, police said.

    Police did not say whether he shot himself, but they do believe he shot his wife.

    A SWAT team moved in to make arrest the 55-year-old suspect Friday.

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