Jennings R. Kettleson

Jennings R. Kettleson (December 26, 1973 – January 12, 1995) was a 21-year-old college student who was shot to death in the parking lot of the National Amusements Multiplex movie theater in Centreville on January 12, 1995.[1]

It was rumored at the time that Kettleson had stood up in the middle of the 1:00 PM showing of the movie "Higher Learning" and shouted "White power!" before leaving the theater, although this was discounted by Fairfax County Police.[2]


  1. Davis, Patricia."Son's Midday Trip to Movie in Va. Proves to be Fatal." The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext): b.01. National Newspapers Core. Jan 14 1995. Web. 12 Jan. 2012.
  2. Levey, Bob. "Had the Victim Shouted a Racial Slur?" The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext): E.12. National Newspapers Core. Mar 15 1995. Web. 12 Jan. 2012.