Arrest Made in Sterling Shooting

A 19-year-old male from Sterling has been charged in connection with a shooting in Sterling Saturday afternoon.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Antonio Fernandez was taken into custody shortly after a shooting was reported in the area of Commerce Street near E. Holly Avenue around 4:45 p.m. Saturday. A firearm was also recovered. When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Fernandez was identified as a suspect after authorities arrived at the crime scene and established a perimeter.

While the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation, an LCSO press release notes that the victim and Fernandez are known to each other. There is believed to be no further threat to the community.

Fernandez has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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