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Monday
Nov152010

FBI Increases Reward in DC Military Shootings

FBI Washington Field Office. Photo Courtesy - FBI dot gov(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday announced an increased reward of up to $20,000 for anyone who can provide information that will lead investigators to the "identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shootings at five military-related installations in Northern Virginia."

All five shootings, which occurred at military facilities during the late night or early morning hours of Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, Oct. 19, Oct. 25 to 26, Oct. 28 to 29 and Nov. 1 to 2, have been linked to a single weapon.

"We are following every lead that comes in and continue to call for the assistance of the public in helping us identify the person or persons responsible," said John G. Perren, acting assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office.

Prince William County posted the initial reward at just $1,000.  Now, the Justice Department has signed off on the recent increase "in support of the joint investigation" by the FBI, Fairfax County Police, Pentagon Force Protection Agency and Prince William County Police.

"We are confident that someone out there has additional information that will be helpful to this investigation,"  Perren added.

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