1 of 3 Brothers Sought in Dumfries Slaying Arrested

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Christopher Tolliver (left) and Douglas Tolliver (right). Credit: Prince William County Police Department

Christopher Tolliver (left) and Douglas Tolliver (right). Credit: Prince William County Police Department

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DUMFRIES, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Prince William County police say one brother has been arrested and they are looking for two others in the death of a Dumfries woman.

Police arrested Reginald Tolliver, 38, on Monday in Dumfries and charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 35-year-old Tasheka Leavell on Jan. 17.

Police have identified Tolliver’s two brothers as the other suspects. Arrest warrants are out for Douglas Tolliver, 29, and Christopher Tolliver, 27, both of Dumfries.

It was around 3:30 a.m. Jan. 17 when a caller told police that gunshots had been fired in the 17600 block of Washington Street. A man who lives at Leavell’s address told police that she answered a knock at the door and had an argument with the visitor before shots were fired. She sustained multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say the Tollivers knew Leavell but have not revealed a motive.

Reginald Tolliver is being detained without bond and a court date was unavailable.

Anyone with information relating to the case is asked to call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

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