A 35-year-old Ashburn man arrested last fall after shooting his girlfriend at a Brambleton home pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday.
Investigators said Alejandro Delbrey held his girlfriend at gunpoint and then shot her during an argument at an Olympia Drive home Sept. 9, 2016. The victim fled to a nearby home and called police. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. Delbrey later was apprehended during a traffic stop near the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Northstar Boulevard.
He was charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and abduction and faced a five-day trial that was scheduled to begin Monday.
On Tuesday morning, Delbrey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of assault and battery and brandishing a weapon. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office agreed not to pursue prosecution of the abduction and firearms changes. He was sentenced to one year on the assault conviction and a suspended six-month sentence on the brandishing charge. In addition to the jail time, Delbrey was required to surrender the Glock 9mm used in the assault and to have no contact with the victim in the future.