ARLINGTON, VA.-The Arlington County Police Department Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred in North Arlington Friday morning.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on July 3, 2009, an unknown man rang the doorbell at the service entrance to the Apple Store in the 2700 block of Clarendon Boulevard. An employee walked to the back of the store to answer the door. A short time later, another employee heard a gunshot. The victim, a 26 year old female, was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the right shoulder. The suspect had already fled the area on foot. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she remains in serious but stable condition.
The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20’s or 30’s, 5’7″ to 6′ with a medium build, and possible facial hair. He was wearing light colored pants, a light colored short sleeve shirt, and a dark baseball hat with white lettering. The suspect was armed with a handgun.
Customers were in the store at the time of the shooting, and employees assisted their exit. No other people were injured. Detectives are still investigating the motive behind this crime. The incident does not appear to relate to any other crimes in the area.
Anyone who has information about this shooting or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Arlington County Police Department Tip Line at 703 228-4242 or Detective Alan Lowrey at 703 228-4199 or Detective Michael Austin at 703 228-4241. Det. Lowrey can also be reached via email at [email protected] and Det. Austin can be reached at [email protected].
Witnesses can also call Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS(8477). Crime Solvers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Callers to Crime Solvers do not have to give their names and do not need to testify in court.