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    Update: Authorities identify Sterling shooting victim

    photoTimes-Mirror Staff Photos/John Geddie Loudoun County deputies found a man shot to death tonight at the intersection of Great Trail Terrace and Trail Run Terrace .


    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.

    Original story:
    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.


    photoCrime scene tape could be seen on a tree near the intersection of Great Trail Terrace and Trail Run Terrace after deputies found a man shot to death. The man was found abou 7 p.m. after deputies received a call from someone concerned for the victim’s welfare.

    This is a developing story. Check by to LoudounTimes.com for information as it becomes available.

    Public Safety / Eastern Loudoun / Sterling /

    Jeanne you sound VERY ignorant and clearly DO NOT have your facts straight! First thing is why is it even your business to probe into his past?? ITS NOT…. Second, this man was LOVED by MANY people and had ALOT of family and friends that care and that are extremely hurt by his death so whether or not he sold drugs in the past DOES NOT make his murder OK. You really need to think before you speak, Im sure everyone in your family are not saints so if someone loses their life but had a bad past are you going to justify that as the reason???? You will be prayed for but know that your extremely wrong for this ignorant post and many of us out here are mourning Jovaughns death so if you dont know him or anyone close to him keep your rude and uneccessary comments to your self!!!!!

    What does his criminal background have to do with it? You have some nerve trying to belittle someone who is deceased. You dont know a person based on their background because people change. And even if that was the reason for his death doesnt mean that the police shouldnt be doing their job to find who killed him because they deserve to pay for taking anothers life. And Mr. Johnsons family and friends need closure!! As im pretty sure your family would like the same if they were in his situation.So next time you want to comment on something think about what your about to say out your mouth because otherwise you will sound just as ignorant next time as you did this time. Happy New Year Loudoun County Peace and Blessings!!!

    Drug deal gone bad?  Five years ago, Johnson was indicted by the Loudoun County Grand Jury for “possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of controlled substance I or II.”  (From the Fairfax Times)

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