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Victim Identified In Arlington Jewelry Store Killing

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The son of a man killed during an armed robbery at an Arlington jewelry store has identified his father as the victim.

Desmond Wong, 25, tells the Washington Post that his father, 52-year-old Tommy Wong, was hard-working and dedicated to his family. Tommy Wong, who has not been identified by police, was allegedly slain inside his store during a robbery Friday afternoon.  

Desmond Wong says his dad Tommy was "a great father" and husband with a strong work ethic. Wong was found dead just before midnight inside Capital Jewelers located in the 3,000 block of Columbia Pike after family members called police because he hadn't returned home. Police say a suspect is shown in store surveillance video wearing a bright green safety vest. 

The slaying was the second in as many days in Arlington County. In the first, a man and his wife were found dead in their apartment after what believe suspect was a murder-suicide.

The crimes are the county's first homicides in more than two years. 

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