Andrew W. Beasley, Jr.

Andrew W. Beasley, Jr. was a 30-year-old Clifton man who was fatally shot by his uncle, 45-year-old Charles W. Fitzgerald, to settle a dispute at Fitzgerald's Falls Church house on the evening of July 19, 1955.[1]

To bolster his argument, Beasley armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle. In rebuttal, Fitgerald shot Beasley four times with a .22 caliber pistol.[1]

Beasley was taken to the Arlington Hospital, where he died about two hours later.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Virginia Man Fatally Shot during Family Argument." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 27. Jul 20 1955. ProQuest. Web. 22 Aug. 2017.