Robbery and Shooting in Mantua

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News Release: 13/171/0007/(4)EJA
June 20, 2013

Robbery and Shooting in Mantua

            Mason Police District – At approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, officers responded for the sound of gun shots in the 9300 block of Tovito Drive. An investigation revealed, a 17-year-old boy was approached by four individuals known to him. They demanded his cell phone. A fifth suspect remained in a vehicle. The 17-year-old complied and was not injured. The five robbery suspects then confronted another 17-year-old boy, also known to them. During this altercation, the 17-year-old produced a handgun and fired it several times wounding one of the five individuals. All five fled the scene. One of the five, an 18-year-old young man, responded to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

            After an investigation, the 17-year-old, who allegedly fired the weapon was arrested without incident, transported to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

            The investigation into the robbery continues.


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