Police: Bullet Fired Through Child’s Bedroom Window in Herndon

by Tim Regan July 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm 11 Comments

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police are searching for the person who fired a bullet through a 9-year-old girl’s bedroom window in Herndon last night.

The incident happened on the 2100 block of Monaghan Drive in Herndon last night around 10:30 p.m., according to authorities.

Police said the girl was lying in her bed when she heard a “loud noise” outside. When she went to the window to look out, she “felt something on her arm; possibly glass fragments,” police said.

The girl told her parents, who found a hole in the window and called the police. Officers later found a bullet lodged in the child’s mattress.

It’s unclear where the gunshot may have originated. Police are still looking for possible suspects.

Read the full release from Fairfax County Police below:

Officers responded to the report of a bullet that had been fired through the window of a home in the 2100 block of Monaghan Drive in Herndon on Tuesday, July 5, at around 10:30 p.m. According to the caller, his 9-year-old daughter was in her bedroom, lying on her bed when she heard a loud noise outside. She went to the window to look out and suddenly felt something on her arm; possibly glass fragments. The child then informed her parents who investigated and found a hole in the window where the little girl had been standing. Officers processed the scene and found a bullet lodged in the child’s mattress. A canvass of the neighborhood was conducted and the area was searched. There is no suspect information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

  • Questions 1st

    just another reason to introduce proper gun registration and fire arms dna.

    this crime could have been solved by now. why not?

    • Mike M

      Psst! People who disobey the law, often disobey the firearms laws too. So, say whomever and Julio down by the schoolyard pop off some shots, your solution probably would be.

      • Sarah

        Honestly, having your firearm properly registered and having a database of DNA for gun owners, is in no way infringement of the second amendment. They aren’t attempting to take away squat, therefore their “snoot” is not in your gun cabinet. This person’s recommendation could actually be very helpful, It is a way to help the police solve gun related crimes faster and more efficiently. The police are here to protect their citizens, so why not help them out?

        • Mike M

          The police didn’t protect much in this case. Fate did. DNA sampling is about as infringing as you can get. It get’s into the Fifth and Fourth Amendment. I think the first poster had a different DNA in mind.

        • John Higgins

          I take your point about registration being a helpful (but not absolute) means of crime investigation. Contrary to belief perpetuated by too many episodes of CSI, the utility of ballistic characteristics of guns is marginal, at best. Still, reasonable firearms regulation should not be objectionable. Why then is this so polarizing? Because too many proponents call for regulation behind a thin veil covering their desire for deep controls. Unfortunately, the small steps you might support are likely to be only a paving brick or two down the road of good intentions.

          • RoadApples

            ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions’

      • Hothead

        The possibilities hypothetical ly spoken, 1. Registered 2. Registered/stolen 3. Not registered

        Without laws – clueless. As in snoot. ..

        • Mike M


    • Minowaman

      Because that worked out so well for Judge Dredd…

  • Virginia Harlow

    And criminals don’t comply with laws like that anyway.

    • Chuck Morningwood

      Not much of an argument. Some people drive without insurance, licences, safety or emissions inspections, registered vehicles, etc. Should we also do away with regulations on cars because some people don’t obey motor vehicle laws?


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