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UPDATED: Search Continues for Second Aspen Place Shooter

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments | News
Manuel Gonzalez was arrested is the shooting incident at Aspen Place in Manassas. Police are still looking for the other individual involved.

Police photo of Manuel Gonzalez.

Updated: Mar. 5 at 1:21 p.m. 

The investigation continues into the Aspen Place shooting incident that happened Mar. 4 at 1:30 p.m.

“Manassas City Police are still looking for a second suspect. The investigation has revealed that the incident was related to a drug deal and shots were fired into the suspects’ house as well,” said police spokesperson Patty Prince.

Police are still working on recovering evidence from the home at 9605 Aspen Place and other suspects have not been identified at this time.

According to Prince, one suspect, Manuel Gonzalez, was apprehended Thursday evening around 9:30 p.m. and has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and discharge of a firearm in public.

Updated: Mar. 3, 2016 at 11 p.m.

Manassas City Police arrested an individual accused of shooting a gun at passing cars along Aspen Place, the afternoon of March 3, in the Woodbridge area.

As the result of a joint investigation, Manassas City Police Department issued an arrest warrants for Manuel Gonzalez.

Northern Virginia Gang task force, and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms team aided in the investigation, and the investigative teams apprehended and arrested Gonzalez in Prince William County near Potomac Mills Mall at approximately 8:30 p.m., Thursday.

Gonzalez was charged with possession of a fire arm by a felon, use of a fire arm in the commission of a felony, shooting at an occupied vehicle and discharge of a fire arm in public.

“While the arrest of Gonzalez was occurring, members from the ATF, the Virginia State Police and Manassas City Police executed a search warrant at 9605 Aspen Place to recover evidence related to this incident,” said Patty Prince, spokesperson for Manassas City Government.

Manassas City Police Department has asked a team with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to consult on the activity due to the nature of fire arms suspected to be in the home on Aspen Place.

Original Story: Mar. 3, 2016 at 4:35 p.m. 

Manassas City Police responded to a call about men firing guns at passing cars at the 9600 block of Aspen Place in the City of Manassas at approximately 1:30 p.m., Thursday.

Suspects are still at large and believed to be armed and possibly dangerous.

“Two Hispanic males were observed firing at a passing vehicle. Suspects were then seen running into 9605 Aspen Lane,” said Manassas City spokesperson Patty Prince.

According to Prince, an anonymous source has told police there may be high-powered rifles and automatic rifles in the home. Police have recovered bullets and several vehicles have sustained damage from the gunfire.

School children on the north side of the Georgetown South Community have been held in school until the situation is clear for them to travel home.

“More details will be available as the situation is resolved,” said Prince. “Resident are asked to stay away from the area until it is cleared.”

Anyone with information on the suspects should contact the Manassas City Police Crime Solvers Division at 703-330-0330.

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