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<sh>Fare Is Suspect in

Cab Driver's Shooting

<bt>In the early morning hours of April 15, Fairfax County police were called to a shooting incident in the 8000 block of Trevor Place in the Vienna area, according to police reports. Officers found a 42-year-old man suffering from a gun shot wound to the upper body. The victim, a taxi cab driver who lives in the Annandale area, was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Initial investigation reveals the cab driver had just dropped off a fare when he was approached by a man wearing a mask. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money. After a brief struggle the suspect shot the cab driver and then fled. The suspect was described as a thin black male, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He wore a dark-colored ski mask, gloves and dark clothing.

Further investigation determined the female fare that was dropped off prior to the robbery is a suspect. She was described as a dark-skinned black woman, 18 to 21 years old. She was approximately 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium build, blue-green eyes and a dark, hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the police non-emergency number at 703-691-2131.

<sh>Shannon's Missing

Child Bill Signed

<bt>Del. Steve Shannon (D-35) joined Gov. Tim Kaine, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety John Marshall and Del. Bill Carrico (R-05), as well as representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Virginia State Police and Boys and Girls Clubs of America at the signing of Virginia House Bill 1482. Sponsored by Shannon, HB 1482 enhances current procedures for notation in school records of missing children and local law-enforcement cooperation with the schools. The law is designed to provide law enforcement with a new tool for locating missing children.

<sh>Reward Offered in

McDonald's Robbery

<bt>Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the men responsible for robbing the employees of a McDonald’s restaurant in the Oakton area in January. Around 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, employees of the restaurant, located at 2912 Chain Bridge Road, were opening for the day. Three men walked inside displaying handguns and wearing masks, police said. One of the suspects demanded money as the other two suspects tied up the victims. The suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.

The first suspect was described as Latino, 5 feet 6 inches tall, in his 20s, wearing a ski mask and dark clothing. He spoke Spanish and had a portly build. The other two suspects were in their 20s. They were approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. Both wore ski masks and dark clothing.

A $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information which leads to an arrest. Anyone with information on this robbery or the suspects involved is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). As always, callers do not have to give their names or appear in court.

<sh>Host Families Sought

<bt>The ASPECT Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange organization, is looking for families to host a foreign exchange student for the upcoming school year. The students come from all over the world for the chance to experience life in the U.S. while attending high school. These students have their own health insurance and spending money. Host families provide the student with room and board. For more information call 703-433-0362.