Suspect identified in shooting near youth flag soccer game


Police are currently looking for Isaiah Malik Gordon, 23, who is approximately 5ft 7in and weighs 120lbs. A $6,000 reward is on the table for anyone who can provide information.

DUMFRIES, Virginia – Update: On May 25, 23-year-old Isaiah Malik Gordon was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of possession of a firearm on school property, two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a crime. and two counts of using a firearm on school property.

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Prince William County police are still investigating a shooting Sunday morning near a community sporting event in Manassas, Va., which left families fearing hundreds of children were at risk.

The shooting occurred during a flag football game where a large group of children were playing. Officers responded by 11 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired near the Louise A. Benton Middle School athletic field. Police said two men were treated for gunshot wounds.

On Tuesday, investigators identified a suspect in the incident: 23-year-old Isaiah Malik Gordon. The Prince William County Police Department is now asking the public to help determine Gordon’s whereabouts. They confirmed Gordon is from the 16600 block of Harwood Oaks Court in Dumfries and described him as 5ft 7in and weighing around 120lbs. See his photo below.

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Dean Ladson, who is the father of a football player, told WUSA9 he saw two men arguing before the shots were fired and he couldn’t understand why anyone would even bring a weapon at a children’s sporting event.

“It wasn’t a gun show, it wasn’t adult football,” Ladson said. “It was not a reason to have any kind of enmity or anger issues and so on. So whatever the reason for what happened, it doesn’t make sense.”

Ladson was unaware of the nature of the argument. He said he saw at least 200 to 300 children scatter after hearing the sounds of gunfire coming from the field.

Gordon is currently wanted on two counts of aggravated malicious wounds; one count of possession of a firearm on school property; two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a crime; and two counts of using a firearm on school property, according to police.

Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest. Through a partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, an additional $5,000 reward is being offered in connection with the arrest and conviction of the accused.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department hotline at 703-792-7000 or by submitting a tip online at

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