Leesburg man held in overnight shooting death

A Leesburg, Virginia, man has been charged in connection with a shooting death in the early hours of Monday.

Nelson Coronado Jr., 21, was arrested after officers responded to a “suspicious event” at an apartment along Fort Evans Road Northeast around 2:30 a.m. Monday, Leesburg police said.

Police on Monday afternoon identified the victim as Javaun Wright, 21, of Waldorf, Maryland. He was declared dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds. A gun was also recovered.

Coronado remained at the scene, police said, and was taken into custody. Coronado faces charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and is being held without bond.

Police believe Coronado is the sole suspect, and that he and the victim knew each other.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Leesburg police at 703-771-4500 or 703-443-8477.

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer. In a previous life, he helped edit The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

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