Michael Chuop

Michael Chuop (b. January 12, 1980) is a murderer.

On February 27, 1998, Chuop, a member of the Tiny Rascal Gangsters youth organization, fired a sawed-off rifle at a Chevrolet Monte Carlo parked outside George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, attempting to kill the passenger, 18-year-old John C. Metcalfe, who had been in a fight with and badly beaten Chuop's brother the day before. Metcalfe ducked and Chuop instead shot the driver, 17-year-old David C. Albrecht, in the head, killing him.[1][2]

Chuop was quickly arrested, and plead guilty to first-degree murder on June 17, 1998.[1] Judge Michael P. McWeeny sentenced Chuop to life in prison on September 18.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Melillo, Wendy, and Victoria Benning. "2 Teens Arrested in Fatal Shooting Outside Va. School; both Suspects are Members of Large Gang, Police Say." The Washington Post: B01. Mar 01 1998. ProQuest. Web. 24 Feb. 2017.
  2. Davis, Patricia. "Guilty Plea in High School Slaying; Gang Member, 18, Admits being Gunman in Marshall Incident." The Washington Post: D04. Jun 18 1998. ProQuest. Web. 24 Feb. 2017.
  3. Wee, Eric L. "Va. Teen Gets Life for Gang-Related Killing Outside High School." The Washington Post: C05. Sep 19 1998. ProQuest. Web. 24 Feb. 2017.