Police Arrest Suspect Wanted in 2002 Attempted Murder at Eden Center

July 30, 2013 9:24 AM0 comments

A man wanted in the case of a 2002 attempted murder at Eden Center in Falls Church was arrested July 11 in McDonough, Georgia.

City of Falls Church Police announce the arrest of Long Duc Tran, 38, who was wanted for attempted murder from a 2002 double shooting at a business in the 6700 block of Wilson Blvd. Tran was arrested in McDonough, Ga. after local police received a tip. He was charged by local authorities as a fugitive from justice and ordered held with no bond pending extradition back to the City of Falls Church.

On July 21, 2013, F.C.police took custody of Tran from the Henry County Jail. He was then transported back to Virginia and appeared before the on-duty magistrate for a bond hearing. Tran is currently being held at the Arlington County Adult Detention Center with no bond pending a preliminary hearing date on September 4, 2013.

On October 30, 2002, at approximately 5:30 p.m., City of Falls Church Police responded to a café at the Eden Center for a report of shots fired. Police located two victims inside the business suffering from gunshot wounds. Fairfax County Police and Arlington County Police also responded and provided assistance.

The first victim, a male, was suffering from a gunshot wound to his shoulder and buttocks area. The second victim, a female, was suffering from a gunshot wound to her chest area and was unresponsive. Officers on scene performed emergency first aid and vitals were re-established. Both individuals were transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital Emergency Room for treatment and subsequently recovered.

As a result of investigation, Tran was quickly identified as the shooter and a warrant was obtained charging him initially with one count of attempt murder.

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