Gupta was reportedly celebrating his birthday with friends, including the victim, law student Mark Edward Waugh. At least one witness suggested the stabbing was an alcohol filled "jealous rage," according to The Washington Post.
Now, the Langley High School community is in shock, as well as friends at James Madison University, where Waugh graduated magna cum laude.
"Mark was one of the best people I have ever met," said JMU Debate Director Michael Davis. "He possessed the ability to work extremely hard but never take any setback too seriously. He was kind and I think his number one desire in life was to make other people smile."
That, and our other top headlines from our Patches in Northern Virginia and D.C. in the past 24 hours, are below.
Lost Potential: Two Honors Students and 'Best Friends' and One Tragic, Violent Night
Hillary Clinton Coming to Falls Church Saturday to Formally Endorse Terry McAuliffe for Governor
Increase in Coyote Sightings Prompts Warning from Prince William Police
Police: Man Armed With Machete Steals Wallet
Leesburg Man Gets 5 Years for Head-butting Police Officer
Police Arrest Suspect in 'Beacon Hill Bandit' Bank Robberies
Police: Teenager Assaults Mom Over Kindle in Ballston
Madison High Student: 'You're Forgetting Us. We're the Middlemen'
Herndon High Could Benefit From $250 Million School Bond on Nov. 5 Ballot
Purse Snatching at Knifepoint in Woodbridge
Blackwall Hitch Restaurant Planned for Torpedo Factory Food Pavilion
Battle for a Better Cause 2013 Pays Tribute to Gavin Rupp
Fairfax City Author Duo's Book for Pre-Teens Wins Award
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