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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.