Mason District Police Station – Police responded to a report of a man shouting and knocking on doors in the hallway of an apartment complex in the 3500 block of South George Mason Drive, in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, around 1:28 a.m. on Sunday, October 16. Officers found a 27-year-old man with an apparent injury to the mid-body and transported him to the George Washington University Hospital. His injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening.
Initial investigation determined the victim was home and found another man inside his apartment. The victim, who had a gun, confronted the suspect with it. A struggle took place between the two men, during which time the suspect appears to have gained control of the weapon; the gun was discharged during the struggle and struck the victim twice. The victim was transported to the George Washington University Hospital , where his injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening and he is currently in stable condition.
The suspect was described as white, about 6 feet tall, with blue eyes, a prominent nose and wore dark-colored clothing.
Major Crimes and Crime Scene detectives responded to the scene. Detectives have collected the firearm and do not believe there is any threat to public safety. The investigation remains active. Anyone with information is asked to 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.