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Update: Arrest in alleged road-rage shooting on Richmond Hwy

Suspect, victim had been involved in traffic collision near airport before shooting, police say
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[Update, 6/24/24:]

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is announcing an arrest in the shooting that occurred on June 19, 2024, in the 2600 block of Richmond Highway.

Javon Brown, 23, of Capitol Heights, Md., was taken into custody on June 22 and charged with Shooting Missiles at an Occupied Vehicle and Hit and Run. He is being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and anyone with information that may assist the ongoing investigation is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s tip line at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

[Original coverage, 6/20/24:]

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shooting that took place on Richmond Highway during the afternoon hours of June 19.

At approximately 2:06 p.m. on June 19, police were dispatched to 33rd Street S. and Richmond Highway for the report of a shooting. The preliminary investigation indicates the male victim was driving southbound in the 2600 block of Richmond Highway when the male suspect drove alongside his vehicle, brandished a firearm and fired at the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the scene northbound on Richmond Highway.

A lookout was broadcast and responding officers canvassed the area for the suspect yielding negative results. The suspect is described as a thin Black male, approximately 5’8” with short dreadlocks driving a blue sedan.

Minor property damage and no injuries were reported. The victim reported just prior to the incident, he and the suspect were involved in a traffic collision in the vicinity of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us or anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).