Fairfax County

Man Charged With Murdering His Mother in Herndon

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A man is accused of shooting and killing his mother early Saturday morning in Herndon, Virginia, police say.

Shortly after 3 a.m., officers went to a home in the 12800 block of Lady Fairfax Circle, Fairfax County police said.

They found 53-year-old Blanca Turcios with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body, police said. Rescue workers pronounced Turcios dead at the scene.

Investigators discovered Turcios' son, 28-year-old Eric Turcios, was responsible for the shooting during a preliminary investigation, according to police.

Eric Turcios surrendered himself to Prince William County Police a short time later. Police said they recovered a gun during Turcios' arrest.

Turcios was charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The killing is the first homicide of the year in Fairfax County.

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