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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Youths involved in robbery and shooting incident in Mantua

A report from the Mason Police District describes a robbery and shooting that took place in the Mantua community (between Annandale and Fairfax) on Wednesday, June 19: At approximately 9 p.m., officers responded to  the sound of gun shots in the 9300 block of Tovito Drive. An investigation revealed a 17-year-old boy was approached by four individuals known to him.

They demanded his cell phone. A fifth suspect remained in a vehicle. The 17-year-old complied and was not injured. The five robbery suspects then confronted another 17-year-old boy, also known to them. During this altercation, the 17-year-old produced a handgun and fired it several times wounding one of the five individuals. All five fled the scene. One of the five, an 18-year-old young man, was treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

After an investigation, the 17-year-old who allegedly fired the weapon was arrested without incident, transported to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The investigation into the robbery continues.


  1. Scuttlebutt in mantua is that the teens were dealing drugs and a deal went bad. Not a random robbery as the police report might lead you to believe.

  2. well maybe so, but heck thats also true of lots of the incidents in places like DeeCee. Everybody says its bad to live in Columbia Heights or NoMa cause of the sound of gun shots, even if its only gang bangers shooting at each other.

    Course they don't got such pretty lawns in NoMa. They do got shorter commutes though.

  3. The shooter was expelled from Woodson 2 years ago and probably carried a gun to school several times, unfortunately he didn't take a bullet too , but at least he is in jail again. Maybe the system can straighten him out.

  4. So the 5 kids who committed the robbery have not yet been arrested? Thats about the last place you would expect a robbery or shooting. I think there is a lot more to this story. I'm guessing they are petty drug dealers and wannabe gangsters. I hope they release what really happened once they get this sorted out.

  5. Also, please note that the location is not between anywhere, it is Fairfax (period). NO part of Mantua is anywhere else.