ARLINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) - An Arlington county police officers sits outside the apartment where 59-year-old Keefe Spriggs lived. He and his temporary house guest, 31-year-old Carl Moten were killed Tuesday morning.
Police aren't saying how they were killed, but Spriggs's 85 year old mother thinks they were either shot or stabbed, and she believes two people did it.
• On Thursday, there was stabbing right out in the open along Wilson Boulevard. A man who tried to stop a thief from stealing his vehicle was stabbed multiple times and police are searching for the suspect.
• The men seen in surveillance video committed an armed robbery at a check cashing store along Columbia Pike on July 25th.
• A suspect was arrested in the July 27 murder of Tommy Wong who was killed inside his jewelry store.
The violent spree started on July 24 with a murder suicide. Police say a husband murdered his wife, then killed himself. Arlington County police noted in its press release that it was the first homicide 28 months. So many violent crimes in such a short period have some residents on edge.
Virginia Roesell has a theory: "It's very tragic. I think a lot of it has to do with spiritual warfare. And also, we're so disconnected from each other."
Police chief Douglas Scott is concerned, but doesn't see any connection between the crimes. Neither does life-long Arlington resident Kyle Trygstad: "Arlington has been a safe place for so long. I've lived here for over 30 years. These all seem to be isolated incidents. Hopefully, its coming to an end now."