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2 Sterling suspects chargedin shooting of man, 22

Two Sterling men have been charged in connection with a shooting Sunday that wounded a 22-year-old man, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said.

Victor D. Lassiter, 19, was taken into custody early Monday, said Liz Mills, sheriff’s office spokeswoman. The arrest followed a search warrant executed at Lassiter’s home on Gable Square in Sterling, she said.

Lassiter is charged with robbery, malicious wounding and weapons charges stemming from the shooting, which authorities said happened about 4:40 p.m. Sunday at a home in the CountrySide community in Sterling.

Marquis R. Vasciannie, 20, was arrested late Monday in Prince George’s County and is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, the sheriff’s office said. Vasciannie was being held in Maryland awaiting extradition to Loudoun, authorities said.

When deputies responded to the residence in the CountrySide community, they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Mills said.

Investigators said they think the suspects were known to the victim, who was apparently targeted.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of his wounds, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities declined to provide information about his condition.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 703-777-0475. Those who want to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Letourneau named officerof Council of Governments

Loudoun County Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dullles) has been named a corporate officer of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Loudoun officials said in a statement.

Letourneau will serve as a vice president next year, and Gaithersburg City Council Member Cathy Drzyzgula will be president.

Letourneau and supervisors Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) serve as Loudoun’s two representatives on the Council of Governments’ board of directors.

The council is an independent, nonprofit association that provides a forum for area leaders to address regional issues affecting Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and the District.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson


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