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Citizen finds shell casing after hearing gunshots; police find more the next day

Reckless Handling of a Firearm – On Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at 10:39AM, Prince William County Police officers responded to investigate a shots fired call that was reported to have occurred in the area of Beacon Ridge Dr. and Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Woodbridge (22191) at approximately 11:00PM on Sept. 17. The caller reported to police that he heard gunshots the evening prior in the above area and located a shell casing the following morning. No injuries or property damage were reported. While canvassing, police officers located additional shell casings near the above location.

Brandishing of a Firearm – On Sunday, Sept.19, 2021 at 11:15AM, officers from the Prince William County Police Department responded to The Elms at Signal Hill Station Apartments located in the 8800 block of Peregrine Heights Rd. in Manassas (20111) to investigate a brandishing, reports Master Police Officer Renee Carr, public information officer.

MPO Carr said the victim, a 36-year-old man, reported to police that he was on a delivery when he and an unknown man briefly came into contact near the entrance to the apartments. The two men had a brief verbal exchange before both continued walking away. Upon getting to his vehicle, the victim looked back towards the building and observed the suspect brandishing a firearm towards him. The victim quickly left the area and contacted the police.

Suspect Description:
An unknown race male, approximately 6’0”, between 250-300 lbs.
Last seen wearing a short sleeved shirt, blue pants and carrying a firearm

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