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Monday, March 12, 2018

Goodwin House shooters arrested

Rodriguez Perez
Two men have been arrested for firing guns at the Goodwin House, a residence for seniors in Bailey’s Crossroads, the Fairfax County Police Department reports.

Nehemias Perez Escobar, 35, and Irvin Rodriguez Perez, 23, both from the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, were each charged with discharging firearms or missiles within or at a building or dwelling house and willfully discharging firearms in public areas. They are being held at the Adult Detention Center without bond.

Investigators determined that the Goodwin House, at 3440 S. Jefferson St., was not the intended target, but rather the victim of reckless behavior.

Throughout February, Fairfax County police officers responded to a number of calls within the Bailey’s Crossroads area for sounds of gunshots and damage to apartments consistent with gunfire. Windows of three apartments within the retirement complex were hit by bullets. No one was injured in any of the cases.

Perez Escobar
The FCPD appreciates the extensive cooperation of Goodwin House management, security staff, and residents. People who live and work in the area were also instrumental in providing statements and video surveillance to help with the investigation.

Goodwin House issued the following statement: “Goodwin House Incorporated expresses our deepest appreciation to the Fairfax County Police Department for its diligent efforts and success in solving the case involving gunshots fired in the neighborhood surrounding Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads. We are very pleased that the FCPD confirmed that Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads and our residents and staff were not targets and that the guns were fired randomly and upwards without motive to hit someone.”

“Goodwin House has a long history of diligent safety, security, and risk management practices, as well as a record of effective partnership with Fairfax County’s crime prevention and law enforcement departments,” the statement continues. “Ensuring the safety of residents, employees, and visitors is always our number-one priority. Goodwin House commends the officers and detectives for their remarkable dedication to solving this investigation. We also extend our gratitude to Fairfax County Supervisor Penny Gross for her steadfast attentiveness to the safety of our residents.”

9 comments:

  1. Good that they were caught, how FFXPD needs to permanently send them back to where they came from. We don't need this crap in our communities.

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    1. I'd argue that we need less of you racists in this country, but that would be hypocritical. You get to be you..a loser hiding behind a keyboard :). (at least I'm not a horrible racist while I hide)

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    2. what did he say that was racist?

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    3. Anon: 3/12, 6:06 PM

      Maybe we should send you back or drop a house on you and your little dog too.

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    4. Hey Anon, 3/12, 6:06pm.

      You are probably hiding because you are probably an illegal.

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    5. Anonymous 6:06 he said send them back. Nothing racist about that. If you like living like that move to California, because what you are saying is you are ok with people shooting at homes and whatever they want and no matter whose life they might be endangering. Get some help. It will make you a better citizen of Fairfax County and the USA.

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  2. Don't they look like fine upstanding members of the community? :P

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  3. I wonder if Anonymous 6:06 would say the same thing if a stray bullet pierced one of his windows and lodged in one of the occupants of his home - like a spouse or child. Would you think the same 6:06 about these wonderful outstanding citizens?

    If so, then put your address on this board so they go to your house next time. Because if they go to your house, they won't be at mine. And that's all I care about - keeping my family safe. From them .... and from you.

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    1. What an awful thing to say. You’re horrible.

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