Commercial Buildings Shot: People Inside

Commercial Buildings Shot: People Inside

Fairfax County police arrested a 29-year-old Herndon man Friday, Sept. 24 after a detailed investigation of incidents in which commercial buildings in the Town of Herndon, Fairfax County and Leesburg were struck by bullets, according to police reports.

Four days earlier, on Monday, Sept. 21, an employee of a business 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,” according to police reports. “Additional information was developed, enabling detectives to identify that suspect.”

In two Fairfax County incidents, police report that the suspect discharged a gun, striking a building during the overnight hours. “In one incident, there were employees inside the business.”

Detectives from Fairfax County and the Towns of Herndon and Leesburg have been jointly investigating similar cases in each jurisdiction, according to police reports.

After obtaining a felony destruction of property warrant against the Herndon man, police obtained evidence that resulted in police charging him with damaging the Fairfax County buildings.

“The first incident occurred on Monday, Aug. 3, around 10 p.m. at a business in the 2200 block of Monroe Street. Employees were inside the building at the time the shots were fired,” according to police reports. “The second incident occurred between the hours of 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at a business in the 2200 block of Corporate Drive.”

The 29-year-old was charged with one count of felony Destruction of Property and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling for the incident on Monday, Aug. 3. He was additionally charged with one count of felony Destruction of Property for the incident on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Detectives in the Town of Herndon have pursued charges for the incidents in their jurisdiction, according to police. He is currently being held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

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