2024-07-15 8:23 AM

Police Arrest Suspected Gang Members After Assault

A 16-year-old male was assaulted by a group of suspects around 8:24 p.m. on Monday, November 23, in the 4100 block of Medford Drive in the Greater Falls Church area of Fairfax County.

The victim was approached and assaulted by approximately eight individuals. Preliminary investigation reveals the victim was attacked with a baseball bat and a knife. The victim was able to get away and call police. He was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with wounds to the head and upper body.

A patrol officer responding to the call was able to quickly identify and detain five individuals who may have been involved in this incident.
Further investigation led to the arrest of three more suspects. Preliminary indications suggest the assault may have been gang related.

Petitions for malicious wounding by mob and gang participation were issued for five 15-year-olds, one 16-year-old and two 17-year-old, all of them male.





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