Update: Authorities identify Sterling shooting victim
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man found shot to death in Sterling Thursday as 30-year-old Jovaughn Jasper Johnson of Sterling.
Deputies found Johnson dead inside his car just before 7 p.m. at the intersection of Great Trail Terrace and Trail Run Terrace while responding to a call from someone that asked they check the welfare of the area, according to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office.
Mills said detectives continue to follow any and all leads. They are asking anyone with any information about suspicious activities between 1 and 5 p.m. in the area of Great Trail Court and Lost Trail Court to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475.
A man was found shot to death in Sterling tonight, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies found the man shortly before 7 p.m. at the intersection of Great Trail Terrace and Trail Run Terrace while responding to a call from someone who was concerned for the victim’s welfare.
The victim has not been positively identified at this time, according to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
It appears the shooting was not a random act, Mills said.
She did not have further details as of 11 p.m. as deputies were still investigating the incident.
While details regarding the circumstances of the shooting remain outstanding, the remnants of police tape were still visible across from the community playground, near a small culvert and drainage pond. Located between the W&OD Trail and Belfort Plaza, holiday lights still lit this neighborhood of townhomes.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for anyone with any information regarding this case, or if they witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of Great Trail Terrace and Trail Run Terrace, to call 703-777-0475.
Residents who wish to remain anonymous should 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 cash reward of up to $1,000.
This is a developing story. Check by to LoudounTimes.com for information as it becomes available.