Leesburg Police Investigate Reported Shooting

The Leesburg Police Department is investigating a reported shooting that occurred Friday afternoon at the Shenandoah Square shopping center.

Police were called just before 1 p.m. for a report of a man brandishing a firearm and chasing a woman near the MetroMed Urgent Care center next to the former Walmart store.

The suspect was quickly taken into custody. The two were acquaintances and there is no danger to the public, the agency said.

Esmaal Khalilpour, 60, of Sterling, was charged with abduction, displaying a firearm in the commission of a felony, assault, and brandishing. He was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Anyone who has not already spoken with law enforcement and has information about the incident is asked to contact Detective C. Hill at 703-771-4500 or at chill@leesburgva.gov.  Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477).  Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text.  Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

4 thoughts on “Leesburg Police Investigate Reported Shooting

  • 2021-02-06 at 11:05 am

    Another local gun owner using their weapon to terrorize the community. This is why we can’t have unlimited gun access.

    • 2021-02-08 at 11:42 am

      Unlimited gun access… Wow, could that be further from the truth?

      Where was your hand wringing over the felon who used a gun to rob the bank in Sterling?

    • 2021-02-08 at 4:57 pm

      Ed – Basic information you should ask, how did he get the gun, does he have a criminal record outside of Loudoun or Virginia, is he in the country legally? There are other questions but these seem to be basic.

    • 2021-02-08 at 5:59 pm

      If the attacker had been wielding a knife, would you be demanding #KnifeControlNow?

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