Updated at 10 a.m. on 2/8/2023 — Fairfax County police have identified the shooting suspect as 27-year-old Maryland resident Collins Agyei, who will be charged with aggravated malicious wounding and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The victim remains in critical condition, police say.
Earlier: A woman has been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot in the Mount Vernon area, police say.
The Fairfax County Police Department says its officers are currently at the scene in the 8400 block of Blankenship Street, a residential neighborhood with the Mallard Court Apartments.
A suspect has been apprehended by the Prince George’s County Police Department, police said at 10:16 a.m. The FCPD had described the suspect as a Black man dressed in a black sweater and jeans.
“Preliminarily, this incident appears to be domestic-related,” the FCPD said.
This is the second shooting reported along the Richmond Highway corridor within the past day.
One person was hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening after a shooting in Groveton yesterday afternoon (Monday). A search for the suspect remains ongoing.
Officers are in the 8400 blk of Blankenship St in Mt. Vernon for a shooting. Preliminarily, a woman was shot & taken to the hospital with injuries considered life threatening. The suspect is described as a tall Black man, black sweater & jeans. call 911 w/info. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/XqFbDAklMZ
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) February 7, 2023
Photo via FCPD/Facebook
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