Sterling teenager charged in shooting on Commerce Street

Antonio Fernandez, 19

A 19-year-old from Sterling has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony following a shooting Saturday afternoon on Commerce Street near E. Holly Avenue.

Antonio Fernandez was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and a firearm was recovered. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Sterling area shortly after 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 20, for an adult male suffering a gunshot wound. LCSO Deputies quickly established a perimeter and a suspect in the incident was identified. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. 

Fernandez is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond. The suspect and the victim are known to each other and there was no threat to the community. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.  

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