Herndon Man Arrested in Office Building Shootings

by Karen Goff September 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm 1,841 13 Comments

Matthew Malacarne/Credit: FCPD Fairfax County Police have made an arrest in a series of destruction cases in which office buildings were damaged by gunfire.

Matthew Charles Malacarne, 29, of Herndon, was charged with one count of felony Destruction of Property and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling for an incident that occurred Aug. 3, police said.

He was also charged with one count of felony Destruction of Property for an Aug. 4 incident and Destruction of Property from an incident on Sept. 17.

The investigation included detectives from Fairfax County, as well as the Towns of Herndon and Leesburg. The latter have been investigating similar cases in each jurisdiction.

In each of the two Fairfax County incidents, the suspect discharged a gun, striking a building during the overnight hours. In one incident, there were employees inside the business, police said.

Police were led to Malacarne after a shooting earlier this month. On Monday, Sept. 21. An employee of a business located in the 2200 block of Corporate Drive in Herndon reported to police that several pieces of equipment were damaged during the evening hours of Thursday, Sept. 17.

Detectives investigating the report determined the suspect intentionally damaged a security camera, a key lockbox, a satellite dish and shut down the building’s elevators, costing thousands of dollars in damages. Police received additional information that enabled detectives to identify that suspect.

A felony Destruction of Property warrant was obtained for the destruction case on Sept. 17, and detectives took Malacarne into custody on Friday, Sept. 25. A search warrant was also served at his residence that same day.

Evidence obtained during that search warrant led detectives to also charge Malacarne for the two early-August destruction incidents where buildings were shot in Fairfax County.

Detectives in the Town of Herndon have also pursued charges for the incidents in their jurisdiction. Malacarne is currently being held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

FCPD said that anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visitingwww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).

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Photo: Matthew Charles Malacarne/Credit: FCPD

  • meh

    I am sure this creep did a lot of passive aggressive stuff leading up to full on break down. I would toss out that company’s coffee machine, ice maker, etc.

  • Ming the Merciless

    Cue the usual yap yap yapping about how if one native-born white guy commits a crime, ever, that means we should not care about illegal immigrant crime.

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      • Ming the Merciless

        My parents preferred el cepillo, el cinturon, la cuchara de madera, and el smack upside the head.

        Matt’s parents no doubt used a more progressive approach, thus failing to curb his criminal tendencies.

        • Jason Rub

          Go away you sad sad man

          • Jesus

            Tu madre es una puta fea!

          • CE

            Isn’t puta a derogatory term for homosexual. That should be again the commenting policy.

          • Karen Goff

            Thank you. It’s been deleted

    • Jason Rub

      You sound straight-up lonely tbh

    • Richard

      What makes you think he’s not an immigrant?

  • john Q public

    what a slob….looks like he has been on diet of Budweiser & big macs between his little suburban shoot ups

    • Chuck Morningwood

      In some jurisdictions, that’s considered a criminal defense.

  • Bruce Higgins Jr

    Live Action Shots of the Police Takedown. Follow #BreakingNews in Herndon, VA on Twitter @BruceHigginsJr


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