Driver Identified in Sterling Shooting Investigation (Update)

Loudoun County, VA (January 16, 2024): The driver of the vehicle that was shot at after striking a dog on January 10, 2024, has come forward, and no charges are being filed against him. The dog was unleashed when it ran into the roadway and has been treated by a local veterinarian.


Original Release

Loudoun County, VA (January 11, 2024) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is investigating a shooting that occurred near the 1000 block of Albemarle Road in Sterling. 

Deputies responded to reports of gunfire in Albemarle Road at 1918 hours on Wednesday, January 10. Initial investigation revealed that a white vehicle struck a dog that had entered the roadway, then continued south. The owner of the dog had a firearm and fired several rounds at the passing vehicle. 

Steven Drew, 43, was charged with Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle and is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond. 

The LCSO is asking the driver of the vehicle to come forward. If anyone was in the area and may have seen anything, please contact Detective S. McCormack with the LCSO at 703-777-1021. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 or submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.

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