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Police: Armed Man Shoots into Dale City Home

The unknown man allegedly held up a victim at gunpoint and demanded to be let inside the home.

Prince William County Police are searching for a man who allegedly demanded to be let inside a Dale City home, held up a victim at gunpoint and shot into the home before fleeing. 

Police responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the 14100 block of Cuddy Loop on Oct. 22 at 11:57 p.m. The 22-year-old victim reported to police that he and another resident were inside the home when an unknown man began to knock repeatedly on the front door, police said. Neither recognized the man and they did not let him inside. After a short while, he left the area, according to police reports.

According to police reports, the victim decided to check outside to see if the man was still around, and spotted a car still running in the parking lot. A man—who appeared to be the same person who had knocked on the door—got out of the passenger's seat and approached the victim, police said.  

"The man displayed a handgun and ordered the victim back to his residence," police spokesman Officer Jonathan Perok said in a press release. "Once there, the other occupant had locked the door and refused to allow the victim or the suspect inside." 

The man inside the house then said that he had called the police. 

"The suspect struck the victim on the back of the head with a handgun and fled the area. In the process of fleeing, the suspect fired multiple rounds into the residence," Perok said in the release. 

No one reported any injuries. No property was reported missing, either. 

Police are continuing to investigate the incident as they search for a black male between 18-25 years old, about 6 feet tall, approximately 160 pounds, with a muscular build, black hair, brown eyes and a goatee. The suspect was last seen wearing a black North Face-style pullover, white gloves, black beanie hat and jeans. 

Christopher Murray October 25, 2012 at 01:39 PM
And this is why we recently moved out of that neighborhood. Lake Side's looks are deceiving. The HOA does a good job at making the neighborhood look like a nice place to live... but it's not!
Joe George October 25, 2012 at 02:04 PM
One resident locked the other one outside of the home? Must have been "good friends". Something more to this story, I think.

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