Loudoun Co. sheriff’s office has located the shirtless man who fired gun

The shirtless man who shot a gun and ran off into the woods in Loudoun County, Virginia, has been located.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said the man fired a round outside Thursday night after a domestic argument in the area west of Sleeter Lake off Route 7. He was seen walking along Snickersville Turnpike just east of Foggy Bottom Road. Fairfax County police assisted in the ground and aerial search.

No one was injured during the shooting and the gun used was recovered before the man ran off. The sheriff’s office said Friday that the man was taken into custody and is facing charges of reckless handling of a firearm.

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He joined the WTOP newsroom in 2020 after graduating from the University of San Diego, where he studied physics and philosophy.

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