Suspected Tysons Center Shooter Held without Bond

Suspected Tysons Center Shooter Held without Bond

Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano said on Monday, Aug. 15, that evidence presented during a General District Court preliminary hearing on malicious discharge of a firearm and other weapons charges against a Washington, D.C. man, was sufficient for a judge’s ruling to certify to the grand jury.

Noah Settles, 22, faces three counts of malicious discharge of a weapon into an occupied building, one count of attempted malicious wounding, and one count of use of firearm to maliciously wound for the June 18 incident at Tysons Corner Center in McLean. He faces up to 43 years in prison. Settles has been held without bond since he turned himself in to Fairfax County Police. 

“People can’t come to Fairfax County and shoot a gun in a crowded mall and not expect to be fully prosecuted. This kind of behavior is unacceptable and merits a lengthy prison sentence,” Descano said. “We also cannot grow complacent when gun violence has become so prevalent that simply going to the mall may feel to some like an act of defiance. Prosecutors like me work very hard every day to get guns off the streets but we need more tools. I will continue to demand as much from lawmakers at all levels.”

Settles’ next court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 22, 2022 at 9 a.m.