Wednesday, September 6, 2023
FCPD Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police District arrested a 17-year-old suspect in a fatal shooting in a Woodlawn parking lot on Friday, Sept. 1.
At 8:29 p.m. Sept. 1, 2023, officers responded to a report of a shot person in the 8700 block of Sacramento Drive. Joshua Fieldings, 25, was found with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Preliminarily, detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau determined Fieldings had a previous dispute with the 17-year-old suspect. Around 8:20 p.m., Fieldings exited a business when a gunshot was heard. A witness saw the 17-year-old fleeing from the scene.
Detectives worked throughout the night to identify, locate and arrest the 17-year-old male suspect. He was taken into custody at a Lorton home late that night. He has been charged with second-degree murder, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and underaged possession of a firearm. The juvenile is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. Preliminarily, detectives believe the firearm was recovered from the suspect’s home.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477),