Police Make Arrest in Leesburg Stabbing Incident

Gustavo Portillo-AguilarLeesburg, VA – Gustavo Portillo-Aguilar, 21, of Leesburg, was taken into custody on Friday, June 16, 2023, on one count of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of brandishing a firearm.

The charges stem from an altercation that occurred on Thursday, May 25, 2023, shortly before midnight, in the 200 block of Shirley Square SE. An 18-year-old male and a 29-year-old male responded to the Leesburg Police Department and advised that the teenager had been stabbed by a male suspect, later identified as Gustavo Portillo-Aguilar.

Before coming to LPD, the victims had initially responded to the 200 block of Shirley Square SE at the request of an adult female acquaintance. The female had requested the assistance of one of the victims.

While in the 200 block of Shirley Square SE, Portillo-Aguilar approached the victims, an argument ensued, and Portillo-Aguilar stabbed the teenager. Portillo-Aguilar then retrieved a firearm and threatened both victims, at which point both victims fled in a vehicle. It was subsequently determined that the suspect and the female are known to each other.

We would like to thank the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in locating and apprehending Gustavo Portillo-Aguilar. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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