Reckless Handling of a Firearm – 15600 block of Joplin Rd. in Manassas VA

On March 20 at 3:00 PM, officers responded to the 15600 block of Joplin Rd. in Manassas (20112) to investigate a shots fired call. The caller reported to police that a man was seen standing near a black sedan holding a firearm shortly before gunshots were heard. While investigating the incident, officers were provided with images of the incident from a National Park Service camera in the area. The images revealed a dark-colored vehicle parked on Joplin Rd. near mile marker 17 before the male driver and two dogs, described as a black pit bull and a Labrador-mix, exited. The suspect was then seen outside of the vehicle with a firearm in his hands. A short time later, the suspect was seen moving around the vehicle before leaving. A second vehicle was then observed parking in front of the sedan just before the suspect drove away. Officers located shell casings near the area where the sedan was parked. No injuries or property damage were reported. Suspect Description: A white male, between 5’10”-6’2”, approximately 200lbs., with brown hair Last seen wearing a dark-colored ball cap, a white long-sleeve shirt with a dark-colored vest, blue jeans, and brown cowboy boots

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