Fairfax County

Husband Charged in 2017 Death of Virginia Woman

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.

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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