Aric Alexander Smith Charged With Murder, Robbery In Shooting Death Of Gregory Lee Holley Sr In Woodbridge, Va.

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police say they have arrested a man for shooting a 55-year-old man who was walking his dog in Woodbridge on Wednesday night.

Police say 25-year-old Aric Alexander Smith of Woodbridge is charged with first degree murder, armed robbery, and using a firearm in commission of a felony in the death of 55-year-old Gregory Lee Holley Sr.

According to police, officers responded to the 3700 block of Wertz Drive in Woodbridge on Wednesday at 9:40 p.m. for a call of shots fired. Police say witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing the area on foot and they gave officers a description. Police say off-duty Prince William County Police Lieutenant Carlos Robles was in the area and found a man fitting the description on Cardinal Drive. The lieutenant detained the man, later identified as Smith, after a brief struggle, according to officials.

Police say Holley was walking his dog when he was approached by another man. The stranger then shot Holley and took his property before fleeing. Holley was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Police report that the gun used in the shooting was reported stolen on February 15th from a vehicle in Montclair. 

Police say Holley and Smith don't appear to have known each other.

Smith is being held without bond, say police, and he is due in court on June 19th.

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