Police Identify Suspect, Officer, in Crystal City Shooting

Police Identify Suspect, Officer, in Crystal City Shooting


Mumeet Muhammad

The Arlington County Police Department has sought charges in relation to the shooting that occurred in the 1500 block of Crystal Drive on Aug, 28, 2019. Warrants for Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony were issued for Mumeet Muhammad, 47, of Washington, D.C.

At approximately 12 p.m., police were dispatched to the report of a possible domestic situation involving a firearm. The preliminary investigation indicates that the armed male suspect forced entry into the occupied commercial suite and assaulted the female victim.

Arriving officers made contact with the parties, and during the course of the incident, the suspect and an officer discharged their weapons.

The suspect and victim sustained gunshot wounds during the incident. They were transported by medics to an area hospital with critical injuries. Both the suspect and victim are expected to survive.

The Arlington County Police Department continues to investigate this non-fatal officer-involved shooting. As a matter of transparency, the officer involved in the August shooting is Officer J. Clark.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective M. Henretty of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4237 or mhenretty@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).