Police Come Up Empty in Search for Alleged Shooting

by Karen Goff September 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm 1,888 6 Comments

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police converged in the 2300 block of Old Trail Dr. in Reston Monday night after they were tipped off on impending fight with possible gunfire.

Police spokesman Lucy Caldwell says officers were called to the scene about 7:15 p.m. after the complainant said a large group of teens were assembled.

By the time police arrived, the group had scattered, said Caldwell.

The police brought in the helicopter and a bloodhound to help track possible suspects. While the officers were searching, they heard what sounded like gunshots, but they were coming “from some distance away,” said Caldwell.

After checking area hospitals, police did not find any evidence of a shooting with injuries, Caldwell said.

In other crime news this week from Reston District Station:

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2400 block of Masons Perry Drive, Sept. 21. A woman was in a parking lot when a man exposed himself. The suspect was described as black, in his 30’s and about 5 feet 11 inches tall.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 1300 block of Mason Mill Court, Sept. 20. The victim was approached by a man while in the garage of his residence. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim resisted and the suspect fled on foot.  The victim did not require rescue. The suspect was described as white, between 5 feet 10 and 6 feet 2 inches tall.


  • 12500 block of Philmont Drive, Sept. 19. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.
  • 1100 block of Waterline Pointe Ln, Sept. 20. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.
  • 2100 block of Monaghan Drive, Sept. 16. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.


  • 11600 block of Plaza America Drive, electronic device from business.
  • 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, bicycle from business.
  • 2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beverages from business.
  • 1100 block of Plaza America, property from business.
  • 11600 block of Stoneview Square, phone from business.
  • 11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, beverages from residence.
  • 9800 block of Faust Drive, purse from vehicle.
  • 1800 block of Michael Faraday Drive, wallet from business.
  • 12200 block of Sunset Hills Road, license plates from vehicle.


  • 1500 block of North Point Drive, 2002 BMW Xi.

  • Deana Moreno

    So what about the crime scene at stoneview sq on the bridge in the trails that was examined for over four hours

  • guest chloe

    Don’t let Money magazine hear about this.

  • Snakeden Branch Homeowner

    I saw the people on the bridge, called to report them, and was on the phone when the shots rang out… this story is woefully incomplete on the details. An officer on the scene reported finding bullet casings and blood at the scene, so I think that escalates what happened to more than an “alleged” shooting…

    • Karen Goff

      Since I did not witness the shooting and did not talk to the officer at the scene (did you? Not being snarky just that is what the reddit report says but it could just be a rumor or a rumor; i can’t report that) I have to go with what the police PIO says.

  • Deana Moreno

    This is completely inaccurate. Not even the right location. It happened right behind my house, I should know. Snakeden is right on this one. We all heard the gunshots Here in shadowood

  • guest

    Nobody got shot……..lol not saying names or anything but whoever it was shot in the air to scare somebody that person didn’t like. Remember people this is reston STOP over reacting because this happens everyday an hour south of here and 20 min north


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