Alexander D. Szymkowicz

Alexander D. Szymkowicz (February 13, 1982 – January 13, 1999) was a 16-year-old runaway from Chantilly who was shot to death by 19-year-old John P. Michaelangelo in a parking lot between the Margate Manor and Pinewood Plaza apartment complexes in Fairfax on January 13, 1999.[1][2]

Michaelangelo and 22-year-old Robert J. Davidson had cooked up a scheme where they planned to rob Szymkowicz and his two buddies of $900 in a fake drug deal. When they all met up, Davidson pulled out a cigarette lighter shaped like a gun in furtherance of the rip-off.[2]

Szymkowicz's response was to pull out a gun shaped like a gun and shoot Davidson in the chest, killing him. Michaelangelo then wrestled the gun away from Szymkowicz and shot him in the head.[2]


  1. "Crime & Justice: Police Say Teen Sparked Shooting." The Washington Post. WP Company, 16 Jan. 1999. Web. 12 Jan. 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Fairfax Teen Guilty of Manslaughter." The Washington Post. WP Company, 11 Sept. 1999. Web. 12 Jan. 2017.