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JUST IN: Man arrested for Groveton shooting that led to hours-long police barricade

The Fairfax County Police Department’s incident command van outside the Meadow Wood apartments in Groveton on June 26 (staff photo by Brandi Bottalico)

The Fairfax County Police Department has arrested one suspect in a shooting that prompted an extended barricade of an apartment complex in Groveton last month.

A 27-year-old Alexandria resident identified as Isaiah Johnson was arrested yesterday (Wednesday) for his alleged involvement in a shooting at the Meadow Woods Apartments in the 3300 block of Lockheed Blvd. on June 26, the FCPD announced in a news release.

According to police, Johnson and a second man confronted and fired handguns at two victims in an apartment. Though one person was apparently unscathed, police officers got a call at 11:58 a.m. for a man suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

The man was transported to a hospital, but the injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The shooting drew a major police presence to the apartment community, which is just west of Route 1. Believing that the suspects were still in an apartment, police established a barricade and closed off two blocks of Lockheed Blvd. for almost an entire afternoon.

However, the FCPD reported around 4 p.m. that day that no one was found in the apartment, and it was unclear whether the suspect had escaped the barricade or never entered the apartment in the first place.

The police department says Johnson was identified as a suspect by a community member and located by detectives in its Fugitive Track and Apprehension Unit when he drove into Fairfax County on Tuesday (July 12).

“Warrants were obtained for two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of robbery and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony,” the FCPD said in the news release.

Here is more from the FCPD on the arrest:

Johnson was arrested by our Street Crimes Unit. During the arrest, a loaded 9mm “ghost” gun with an extended magazine was recovered. Johnson was taken to the Adult Detention Center where the warrants were served. In addition to the charges stemming from the June 26th shooting, Johnson was also charged following the traffic stop with possession of schedule I/II drug, possession of schedule I/II drug with firearm on person, possession of firearm by non-violent felon, felon in possession of ammunition, and a concealed carry permit violation. Johnson was held on no bond.

Police are still working to identify the second gunman in the shooting.

The FCPD advises anyone with information to contact its detectives at 703-246-7800, option 5. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers for potential cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars.

“Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you,” the department said.

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