Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Suspect Charged in January Road Rage Shooting

A Leesburg man has been charged in connection with a January traffic altercation where gunshots were fired at a vehicle.

Javier K. Todd, 19, is charged with discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. During the Jan. 22 incident, the victim was pulling onto Route 7 westbound in the area of City Center Boulevard near CountrySide when the driver of a green sedan began tailgating him.

The vehicle pulled up beside the victim's passenger side and the suspect began shouting at him and gestures were exchanged between the two. The two drivers continued westbound on Route 7 when the victim heard loud noises which he described as gunshots. At this time the suspect vehicle exited onto Loudoun County Parkway. A short time later, the victim discovered multiple bullet holes in the rear passenger side of his car and he contacted authorities. The bullets did not penetrate the interior of the vehicle and the victim was not injured.

Through the course of the investigation, Todd was identified as being involved in the shooting and was served on the three charges on June 2.

Todd has been held at the Loudoun County Detention Center since Jan. 27 on charges related to a separate shooting in the Lansdowne area. In that case, Todd and Timothy R. Vaughn, 20, of Ashburn, were both charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and shooting into a vehicle. This incident occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 in the area of Coton Hall Street and Riverpoint Drive. As deputies were canvassing the area, a deputy responding to the scene was approached by an adult male and adult female victim. They reported they went to meet an acquaintance in the area Riverpoint Drive. As they pulled up next to the suspect vehicle, a passenger brandished a firearm and discharged multiple rounds into the victim's vehicle. One of the rounds passed through the vehicle and damaged a passenger side window.

Todd remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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