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January 8, 2020

Local man dead, 2 wounded in Warrenton shooting

Photos/Lawrence Emerson
Lt. Tim Carter, Warrenton’s acting police chief (left), talks with sheriff’s Detective Brian Colbert outside the building as officers gathered evidence in the second-floor apartment Wednesday morning.
State police crime scene investigators joined the investigation on Jackson Street.
One man died of a gunshot wound and two others suffered “severe” wounds at a Warrenton apartment complex early Wednesday morning.

Warrenton “responded to a reported shooting at an apartment complex on Jackson Street this morning,” Town Manager Brandie Schaeffer said in a press release. “At 4 a.m., witnesses called 9-1-1 and reported hearing yelling and gunshots. When officers arrived at the complex at 393 Jackson St. they discovered three gunshot victims in an apartment.”

Fabian Jorge Sosa, 27, of Warrenton, died at the scene, according to Ms. Schaeffer.
 
“A male victim was airlifted to a regional trauma center with life threatening injuries, a second male victim was ground transported to a regional trauma center with severe injuries,” she said.
 
“Witnesses have described three suspects running from the scene north toward Broadview Avenue,” the town manager added. “The only description available at this time is they were wearing dark clothing and hoodies. It is believed at least one of the suspects may be injured.”

The Fauquier sheriff’s office and state police joined the investigation.

“Anyone with information regarding this homicide is encouraged to contact the Warrenton Police Department at 540-347-1100,” Ms. Schaeffer said. “A caller’s identity may remain anonymous.”

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Truepat · January 10, 2020 at 9:23 am
Our local LE does a good job of apprehending the gang and drug people who commit crimes in Fauquier County, the majority of law abiding gun carrying public would defend all without judgement.......
DonkeyFarmer · January 9, 2020 at 7:33 pm
And ella82 takes the award for the most idiotic comment of 2020.
ella82 · January 9, 2020 at 5:55 pm
Well... A 2nd amendment gun sanctuary we are so this is to be expected as it comes with the territory.
Sonny Day · January 9, 2020 at 10:59 am
So sad the drug/gang violence is spreading to this once safe community. I'll need to send a note to our governor thanking him for focusing on law abiding citizens and not making any attempt to disrupt any illegal activities. Makes one wonder how much the drug and gun cartels are paying him under the table to keep them in business.
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