Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Alexandria police respond to reports of a shooting early Wednesday morning in Lynhaven.
11:15 a.m. update — The victim in Wednesday morning's incident is being identified as Julian Dawkins, according to WNEW. According to the report, there's a dispute as to whether an altercation occurred: The victim’s mother, Gwen Pratt Miller, identifies the man as Julian Dawkins. Dawkins is the cousin of Washington Mystics guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt. He was among a group of people that had gone out earlier that evening to celebrate Ruffin-Pratt making the team, the family says. Contrary to police statements, a woman who claimed to be on the phone with the victim at the time he was shot says no altercation occurred. “I would have heard if any confrontation (occurred) or anything,” Kim Bragg said. “I was still on the phone with him. I was …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Arlington County police are looking for two men.
A man was shot once in the leg at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday as he was walking home from the Pentagon City metro stop, according to the Arlington County Police Department. Police are looking for help in finding two men believed to have been involved. One man was about 6 feet tall, had a thin build, and shoulder-length dreadlocks, police report. The second man was shorter then the first, according to police. No other description was supplied. Authorities report that the victim was walking home from the metro along South 23rd Street to Arlington Ridge Road toward Alexandria when he was approached near South 24th Street by the two men. Information about the shooting was sent out in an email to area residents by Captain Andy Penn of the Arlington …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Suspect believed to be armed and dangerous. Victim is in critical condition.
Update (3:59 p.m. Saturday): Arlington County police continued searching Saturday for the suspected gunman in a Friday night shooting. A motive remains unclear, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. He did not want to speculate on the attacker's motivation. Witnesses reported hearing three to four shots Friday night in the Buckingham community, Sternbeck said. Investigators are still trying to confirm the actual number. There's no evidence that the victim fired a weapon, Sternbeck said. Sternbeck would not release the victim's name, but said the man was awaiting surgery Saturday afternoon. "We've been talking to so many people around the immediate area that we're still trying to piece everything together," Sternbeck said. "The victim and…
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Shocking news for a 'friendly block'
Paul Warren Pardus, of the 2100 block of South Kenmore Street in the Shirlington section of Arlington, has been confirmed as the gunman who killed himself and his mother after shooting a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Pardus's next-door neighbor, Teresa Green, described him as a decent man, devoted to taking care of his mother. "He practically lived out of the hospital with his mom," Green said Thursday. "We'd see them coming out of their car and he'd tell me how she was doing. ... This is a mind blower. We could never see that coming." Ronald Day, who lives down the street, said Pardus and his mother stood out as a quiet household on a friendly block. "We were just stunned because we just saw that on the news And I would never think …
Shooting suspect lives in the Shirlington area.
Baltimore police have confirmed that Johns Hopkins' shooting suspect is Paul Warren Pardus, of Arlington. Police confirmed he is a relative of Jean Davis. Sun's crime reporter, Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) Tweeted: "Records search indicates that a Paul Warren Pardus has a concealed carry permit from state of Virginia; trying to confirm w/st. police," around 4:45 p.m. Pardus is a resident of Arlington's Shirlington area. We will follow this story as it continues to unfold.