Week in Springfield

Week in Springfield

Man Arrested After Armed Carjacking

Shortly after 6 a.m. on May 9, a man approached a woman driving a blue Nissan Rogue at the intersection of East Drive and Telegraph Road. The man pulled out a gun, threatened the woman and told her to get out of her car; she complied and did not require medical attention. The suspect then fled in the Nissan. Police were called and a lookout was broadcast for the suspect and vehicle.

Officers located the car in the 5900 block of Edgehill Drive, still being driven by the suspect. They initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect fled. He struck a tree and four cars as he sped away; stopping at the dead end on Edgehill Drive. He bailed out of the car and fled on foot, according to FCPD Media Relations Bureau.

Patrol officers, K9 and the helicopter (Fairfax 1) began a search. Schools nearby were notified and went in to “Secure the Building” status, or delayed opening.

A resident in the area provided officers with an image of the suspect they captured on their home security camera. The Media Relations Bureau sent that and additional messages out via social media.

Shortly after 8, a suspect matching the description given in the earlier lookout, was stopped while walking, near the intersection of Fairhaven Avenue and North Kings Highway. The 23-year-old man of no fixed address was identified, arrested and taken to the Adult Detention Center.

He has been charged with carjacking, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony speed to elude, four counts of misdemeanor hit and run and driving on a suspended license.

Anyone who witnessed the initial carjacking or with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 703-246-7800, or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.