Wone had made plans to spend the night with college friend Joe Price, instead of driving to his home in Fairfax County, Virgina. He arrived at the residence, located at 1509 Swann Street at around 10:30 p.m.
Price’s partner, Victor Zaborsky and friend, Dylan Ward also resided with Price in the Dupont Circle home. Zaborsky had already gone to bed by the time Wone arrived, but Ward was still up. Wone, Price, and Ward had a brief conversation before all three retired for the night. Price joined Zaborsky in their third-floor bedroom. Ward claimed he took a sleeping bill, read for a few minutes, then fell asleep in his second-floor bedroom. He also claimed he could hear Wone taking a shower in a bathroom down the hall.