Prince William Co. police identify suspect in Manassas shooting

Police in Prince William County say they have identified a suspect in the Jan. 23 shooting at La Isla Restaurant in Manassas, Virginia. They are asking the public to aid in locating him.

In a news release, the Prince William County Police Department said detectives received enough tips to identify Wilder Miguel Cordero Miranda, 39, of Manassas as a suspect. They described Miranda as a Hispanic man, who is 5-foot-9, 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

One man was hospitalized with injuries from the Jan. 23 shooting and another was grazed by a bullet.

Following an investigation on tips received, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Miranda. He is currently wanted for two counts of aggravated malicious wounding; one count of attempted aggravated malicious wounding; three counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony; and two counts of discharging a firearm within a building, the release said.

The PWCPD released a 2009 photo of Miranda in hopes the public will assist in locating him.

Previously, on Jan. 29, PWCPD released video security footage and still images of the shooting in an attempt to identify the suspect.

In the security footage, the suspect was seen shooting two people outside of the La Isla Restaurant at 8699 Parkland Street.

The video also shows the suspect leaving the scene of the shooting in a late-model Nissan Pathfire.

PWCPD asks that anyone with information on Miranda, or his whereabouts, to contact police at 703-792-7000 or go online to the Prince William County Police tip line.

Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

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