Murder Charge Filed in Leesburg Shooting

A Middleburg man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Leesburg woman Saturday night.

Darrick Lee Lewis, 30, also is charged with violation of a protective order and a firearms violation.

Police say he went to the Nansemond Street townhouse of Christina Fisher, where an argument ensued. Officers were called to the scene about 6:15 a.m. when a 9-1-1 call was made from the home reporting a verbal domestic dispute.

Upon arrival, the officers found the 34-year-old mother of three suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. She was flown to an area hospital, where she died.

Investigators determined that Lewis, with whom the victim had a prior relationship, shot her during the argument and left the scene. He was arrested at his home near Middleburg.

Lewis is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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  • 2016-04-03 at 2:36 pm
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    Christina Fisher is the latest of fifty-one women a month who die from gunshot wounds from gunfire of current or former husbands and boyfriends. A state trooper died from gunshot wounds in a bus station in Richmond a few days ago—the sixteenth American officer to die from gunshot wounds this year. A police officer died from gunshot wounds in Prince William County earlier this year on her first day on the job.

    These corpses—and many more—are the consequences of a state and federal policy of easy access to handguns.

    On Great Britain over three quarters of a million have long guns but the British control access to handguns so tightly it amounts to a ban. The result. Gunshot wounds are a principal cause of NEITHER homicide nor suicide.

    Here in the United States in homicide of every three two die from gunshot wounds; in suicide of every two one dies from a gunshot wound.

    On ordinary patrol on Great Britain no officer has a gun but death of an officer from gunshot wounds is RARE. For example, in 2013 no officer died from gunshot wounds. If a situation on Great Britain requires officers with guns a police supervisor can call in a team of officers trained in guns but they fire guns rarely—in 2013 in three situations only, in 2012 in one situation only. Death from gunshot wounds from gunfire of police officers runs about 2-3 a year. Here in the United States the rate last year was 2-3 A DAY, nineteen a week, nearly a thousand (990) over the year.

    One of our political parties regularly defies the very voters who put them in office:

    • After a massacre of little children and teachers, who died from gunshot wounds inside a school in the United States, at least eighty-five percent of the United States wanted the federal government to require a background check at EVERY sale of a gun; but the federal government requires no background check unless the seller is a licensed dealer because in the Senate of the United States after introduction of a bill to mandate a background check at every sale of a gun all but four of the members the Republican Party voted to defy eighty-five percent or more of the people of the United States.

    • In a poll of Virginia at the beginning of last year nearly nine of every ten (88%) told Roanoke College that they wanted their government to require a background check at EVERY sale of a gun at gun shows; but our government requires no background check unless the seller is a licensed dealer because in the Senate of Virginia after introduction of a bill to mandate a background check at every sale of a gun at gun shows members of the Republican Party of Virginia on the Courts of Justice Committee refused to report the full Senate on the bill, which prevented the bill coming to the floor of the Senate for debate and a vote.

    These are only two of MANY instances of the Republican Party stonewalling gun violence prevention.

    Our rate of murder is multiples of the rates in other highly developed countries. The attack rate here is not extraordinary. What is extraordinary is the high rate of death in attacks—a low rate of attack survival. In attacks guns are much more lethal than other weapons.

    “Domestic violence assaults involving a firearm are 23 times more likely to result in death than those involving other weapons or bodily force. . . . [and] abused women are five times more likely to be killed if their abusers possess firearms” (Lehman, 2013, para. 7).

    Lehman, G. (2013, November 8). The relationship between domestic violence and gun violence. News-Times. Retrieved from http://www.newstimes.com/opinion/article/Gail-Lehman-The-relationship-between-domestic-4968763.php

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