Fatal Shooting on Geddys Court

Fairfax County Police say incident appears to be domestic.

Update 11:13 a.m.: The woman shot Tuesday morning in Reston has died, officials said.

It is the second homicide in Reston this year. In June, Bharat Patel was beaten to death outside his apartment near Hunters Woods Village Center.

Original: Fairfax County Police are investigating a shooting Tuesday morning in the 11300 block of Geddys Court in Reston.

Police were called to the scene about 9:40 a.m. An adult woman had been shot, and police public information officer Bud Walker said the suspect is in custody.

Walker said at this time, the incident appears to be domestic in nature and the public is not in danger. 

The identity of the victim and the suspect have not yet been released and it is not yet known how badly the woman was injured.


Patch will have more information on this story when it becomes available.

Cynde Sears October 16, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I don't know, Tammi. But when handguns are one of the leading causes of death for our young people, you'd think NRA members would be ashamed of themselves. Instead, they retrench, reload, and fire, and don't care who gets caught in the crossfire.
Bethany Hannan October 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
John - I agree! When I hear helicopters circling overhead, power goes out, whatever - I usually check Patch first then Facebook second! Much better than trying to remember to look in the newspaper the following day. As for the 'does she ever sleep?' comment, I saw she was still posting even when she was on vacation and had someone else covering for her. :)
Uncle Smartypants October 16, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Private ownership of firemarms is here to stay. It is settled law. If anything, court cases making their way up to SCOTUS are about undoing even the smallest restrictions. It's an integral part of who we are as Americans, both a people and a nation. You may or may not agree with it, but private ownership of guns will never be restricted. Progressives need to pick battles we can win. This isn't one of them.
Sean K October 16, 2012 at 09:59 PM
I knew Ruth...she was one of the kindest people whom I have ever met...RIP Ruth...We will miss you
Bob October 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Well stated. I would hate to outlaw cars and liquor because they cause way more deaths than guns.


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