James Grooms

A Louisa man was identified by Prince William County Police Department officials Sunday as the victim of a homicide that occurred about two miles northwest of Quantico on Saturday night.

Officers were called at 9:43 p.m. to investigate a shooting at the intersection of Buell Ct. and Old Triangle Rd., where they found James Edward Grooms, 32, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Grooms was transported to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

He was a graduate of Louisa County High School and worked security in Spring Creek subdivision at Zion Crossroads. He was passionate about anime, manga and comics and had recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Japan. 

News of his death spread through social media on Sunday, as friends and family wrote their condolences and shared their memories on  Grooms’ Facebook page. 

“You were never scared to speak your mind, no matter what anyone thought,” Andrew Hale wrote. “You made laughs wherever you went, you had such spirit and that will never die.”

Detectives from the Prince William County Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit continue to actively investigate the case to determine what led up to the altercation.

In a press release, police officials said they do not believe that the shooting was random. Richard Appau, department spokesman, said he would not provide further comment since it is an ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with any information about the crime is asked to contact Prince William County Police at (703) 792-6500.