Franconia Police District – Police were called to the 9700 block of Hagel Circle on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:36 p.m. for the report of the sound of gunshots and a possible shot person. Officers arrived on the scene and located a male, lying on a sidewalk, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body. Personnel from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were called in and pronounced the victim dead a short time later. An unidentified vehicle was reportedly observed leaving the scene. A perimeter was quickly established around the crime scene by patrol officers and K9 responded to the area. The police helicopter (Fairfax 1), was requested but was unavailable due to weather conditions.
Detectives from the Major Crimes Division, Homicide Section were called to the scene along with technicians from the Crime Scene Section. They continue to actively process the scene; canvassing the neighborhood, seeking information and evidence.
Next of kin has been notified and the victim has been identified as 17-year-old Maurice Anderson Berger, of Lorton.
There is no suspect or vehicle description at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Bond of the Homicide Section at 703-246-7800. Callers can also contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.
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The information contained in this news release is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.