Man Fatally Shot in Reston Apartment Community

Man Fatally Shot in Reston Apartment Community

Detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau continue to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred March 11 in the 2200 block of Winterthur Court in Reston. Officers were initially dispatched for the report of gunshots at 5:28 p.m. They found Santos Antonio Trejos, 40, of Reston, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the entryway of an apartment building. Rescue personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death. A second victim, an adult woman, reported injuries that were not life threatening. Detectives are still investigating whether those injuries are the result of shrapnel or from fragments of building material from the gunfire.  

Preliminarily, detectives believe Trejos was outside of the apartment building when a man began shooting at him. Detectives are still working to confirm further descriptive information and whether the suspect left on foot or by car.  

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or may have seen the suspect flee the scene is asked to call Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers,” Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.  

Victim specialists from Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim’s family is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.  

This is being investigated as the third homicide year to date in Fairfax County – as reported by FCPD Public Affairs Bureau.