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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Sterling Man Charged in January Shooting

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Loudoun County, VA (February 10, 2021) – A Sterling man was arrested last night and charged in connection with the January 17, 2021, shooting at a residence in Loudoun County. 

Jose A. Rivas-Castillo, 27, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Rivas-Castillo was located February 9 at a residence in the 100 block of Andrew Place. A search warrant of the home located an AR-15 style rifle, a 40-round magazine, 32 grams of suspected crack cocaine, and over $1,200 in cash.

The LCSO became aware of the incident after the victim was brought to Inova Loudoun Hospital emergency room by friends and was suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were initially unclear. The victim remains hospitalized. 

As detectives continued to investigate the incident, it was determined the shooting took place inside a residence in the 1000 block of S. Ironwood Road and the suspect was identified. 

Rivas-Castillo remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond. 

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