Update: Leesburg Shooting Suspect Surrenders to Police

A 23-year-old Leesburg man faces a sentence of 20 years to life in prison following an early morning shooting New Year’s Day.

According to the Leesburg Police Department, Justin Robin shot a 33-year-old Springfield man in the torso at the Clarion Inn at 1500 E. Market St.

Officers were called to the scene at 5:30 a.m. The victim was transported to the hospital, and a large-scale search was made of the area to find the suspect. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and the Fairfax County Police Department helicopter assisted.

Later that night, Robin surrendered at the Leesburg Police headquarters.

He was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, a class 2 felony. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Loudoun County District Court.

No information about the motive in the shooting has been released, although the department said it was not gang related.

On Monday, the victim was listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective D. Shaw at 703-771-4500 or dshaw@leesburgva.gov. Those wishing to remain anonymous, may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS. Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

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  • 2017-01-04 at 9:30 am
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    Setting aside public safety to pursue a mad goal of making sure every jack a ss, fool, and nut has access to a loaded handgun has consequences in gunshot wounds and death. In the United States two thirds of the homicide corpses and half of the suicide corpses have gunshot wounds—in 2014 altogether over thirty thousand.

    Where very nearly no one has a handgun—Great Britain—gunshot wounds are a minor cause only in homicide and suicide. In their fiscal year 2014, for example, thirty-one only died in murder by gun.

    The US population is five times larger. Scaling to the US population—5 x 31 = 155 in 365 days—shows that were the rate of murder by gun that low in the United States, on more days than not the ENTIRE United States would be free of murder by gun.

    In 2015, however, 155 was not the annual rate, it was the rate weekly. Murder by gun was more common than not only the days but also the hours—9,616 in 8,760 hours.

    Guns are more deadly than other weapons. Persons men attack have better chances of surviving if attackers have no guns to wield. The FBI reported that in 2015 in attacks persons survived—aggravated assault—attackers were wielding guns in one of four only, but in attacks where persons died—murder—seven of ten.

    What sets the United States apart from every other highly developed country is not a rate of attack—which is not extraordinary—but a rate of death in attacks. For example, on Great Britain the rate of murder is not a fourth of the rate in the United States.

    In no other highly developed country does a political party—liberal or conservative—block and repeal legislation designed to prevent gun violence. Consequently in those countries the rate of murder is worse than in the United States nowhere.

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