Detectives are investigating after a 33-year-old man told police he was flagged down by another motorist Wednesday afternoon, shot at, assaulted and robbed while traveling in the area of Featherbed and General Trimbles lanes outside Manassas.

The incident happened about 1:15 p.m. as the victim was driving in the area. He told officers he was flagged down by a driver on the opposite side of the road. After he stopped, the passenger got out of the other vehicle and brandished a firearm before firing multiple rounds into the victim’s vehicle, Prince William County police spokeswoman Renee Carr said.

The gunman then pulled the victim from his vehicle and demanded his property. During the encounter, the man also struck the victim causing him to fall to the ground and temporarily lose consciousness, Carr said.

The robber took the victim’s property before getting back into the gold-colored sedan and quickly fleeing the area.

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries that didn't appear to be life threatening.

The passenger in the suspect's car was described as black, about 6 feet tall and 220 pounds with shoulder length dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and carrying a handgun. The driver was described only as a black male.

Carr said officers located shell casings in the roadway. The investigation continues.

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(6) comments

Brad London

This should not be a surprise to anyone.

Fix Prince William

Sooooo, is legalizing marijuana going to stop this?

Carlton Hendricks

Victim: Damn, that guy just shot at me, knocked me out, and stole my weed instead of paying for it like we agreed upon. What do I do now?...got it! I'll call the cops, tell them I was robbed, that'll show him!

Lance Livestrong

I wonder how much planning went into this as far as location on the perpetrators side, this is a rare occurrence.

Hope the victim makes a full recovery and I feel disgusted to what happened to him. They will catch these guys no problem. Give it a few days.

Johnstevens

There has to be very few people naive enough to not know that your gonna be robbed, beaten and shot in that situation and those few will definitely learn the hard way that lives dont matter to most black males

JazzyJay

What’s funny is comments like this are on the same order of magnitude. 😶

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