A 47-year-old Ranson, WV man has been charged for actions he took leading up to Friday’s shooting near the Leesburg Sheetz.
Philip Stevens Dugan has been charged with malicious wounding and attempted malicious wounding, both felonies, after a disturbance that ended when he was shot by a worker at the nearby Tire Shop.
Dugan was treated at an area hospital and transferred to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on Tuesday. He is being held without bond.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, a caller to Leesburg dispatchers reported a disorderly man inside the Sheetz on Edwards Ferry Road. He then went to the nearby Tire Shop. Police were alerted to the situation by a 911 call from the Tire Shop reporting an altercation. There, he allegedly struck at least two individuals with a mechanical tool, according to Leesburg Police Department Public Information Officer Sam Shenouda. During the altercation, the caller shot Dugan.
Shenouda said the shooter continues to cooperate with detectives and has not been charged with any crime.
“We are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting,” Shenouda said Tuesday.