Two felony charges against a 34-year-old Sterling man advanced Monday when he waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Loudoun County District Court.
Olbin A. Echeverria Madrid was charged with attempted first-degree murder, shooting from a vehicle, shooting to maim or kill, and attempted shooting to maim or kill following a May 29 shooting in the parking lot of Tommy’s Place II in Sterling.
The shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. May 29 in the parking lot of the Enterprise Street business. Investigators said after Echeverria Madrid had been asked to leave the restaurant, he fired a shot toward a restaurant employee and struck a window. The armed security guard then fired several shots at the suspect’s vehicle as he fled the scene. A restaurant patron received injuries described as minor and declined further medical treatment. He then fled the area and was later apprehended in Tallahassee, FL.
During Monday’s court hearing, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office agreed to not prosecute the two of the felony charges, but the attempted murder and shooting from a vehicle charges advanced to Circuit Court for trial.