Man Arrested in Connection with Shooting in Huntington
Mount Vernon Police District- A 52-year-old Alexandria man was arrested for a shooting that occurred yesterday in the Huntington area of Fairfax County. At 1:53 p.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Huntington Avenue for a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. Officers immediately rendered aid until Fire and Rescue personnel arrived. The man was taken to a hospital for injuries that were considered life threatening.
Detectives determined the 33-year-old victim was near the bus stop and got into a verbal argument with Paul Malone. During the argument, Malone shot the victim multiple times in the upper body and ran away. Through witness accounts, patrol units along with detectives from our Special Operations Division and our Special Investigative Unit found Malone at a nearby hotel. He was arrested without incident. Detectives do not believe the two men know each other and continue to investigate the circumstances which led to the dispute.
During the investigation, detectives canvassed the area for additional witnesses and digital evidence. A handgun was recovered near the scene. Malone was taken to the Adult Detention Center and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was held on no bond. The victim remains hospitalized.
Anyone who may have information about this shooting is asked to contact detectives at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.
Victim advocates from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to this case to ensure the victim’s family receives the appropriate resources and assistance.
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