Man Shot While Repairing Car in Tysons Corner

Woman also injured during robbery

A man was shot and a woman was injured in an attempted robbery early Wednesday morning on Chain Bridge Road in Tysons Corner, according to Fairfax County Police.

The man was shot and his passenger injured while trying to repair their broken-down car shortly after 3 a.m.

The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Jose Cabellero, of Greenbelt, Md., pulled over after having car trouble and got out to work on it. During that time, a second car pulled up. A man stepped out, approached the driver with a gun and demanded money, police said.

A second person got out of the car, approached the 43-year-old female passenger in the broken-down vehicle, and also demanded money.

While both the driver and his passenger struggled with their assailants, the male victim was shot once in the upper body and the female was struck in the head with a hard object, according to police. Both victims were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police did not say how much money was taken during the robbery.
The robber with the gun was described as black, in his 40s, about 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 300 pounds. He had short hair in dreadlocks, a thick goatee and acne. He was wearing a gray, hooded sweater, gray pants and white sneakers.

The second robber was white, in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6 feet tall, and weighed approximately 150 pounds. He had short, dark hair and a thick goatee.

They fled in a silver or gray sedan, possibly a Ford, police said.

Anyone with information should call Crime Solvers 866-411-TIPS or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
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