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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This Week in Crime: Arrests in South Reston shooting involve more law enforcement than a Krispy Kreme grand opening

Hey, remember that time in October when two people got shot while standing outside in Freetown Court in South Reston, and then everyone forgot about it after making vaguely racist comments about the victims? Well, nearly two months later, police have made two arrests in the shootings, with a little help from their friends:

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, United States Marshals Service agents and members of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force coordinated efforts and made two arrests in the shooting case which injured two men on October 6. FBI agents played a significant role in identifying Dennis L. Gil Bernardez, 32, of no fixed address. Gil was arrested in Washington DC on Tuesday, November 25 by the Gang Task Force. He has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and gang participation.

Jose Aguilar Orantes, 18, of 12311 Tigers Eye Court, Reston was arrested in Prince Georges County, Maryland on Monday, December 1 by the US Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force. He has been charged with gang participation and two counts of malicious wounding.
So we're thinking there's a chance this whole kerfluffle might have been gang related, but we'll wait until we know for sure.

1 comment:

  1. What? There are gangs in Reston? In this Shangri-la on the Potomac?

    I don't remember seeing that in Simon's master plan.


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