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Man, 22, Accused of Pointing Gun at an Officer

Casildo Agosto. Photo via the Prince William County Police Department.
Casildo Agosto. Photo via the Prince William County Police Department.

A 22-year-old Dumfries man is accused of pointing his weapon at a police officer, authorities report.

Casildo Agosto was charged with assault and battery on law enforcement officer and reckless handling of a firearm, according to the Prince William County Police Department.

Authorities report that they were called at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday to the 1800 block of Gableridge Turn in Woodbridge to investigate a call of shots fired in the area.

A caller reported to police that a large group was arguing outside an apartment complex and one of the people involved fired a gun into the air and fled.

An officer found Agosto, who matched the description of the shooter that the caller gave to police, authorities report. Agosto was armed with a gun and pointed it toward the officer, police said.

The officer challenged Agosto and took him into custody. No injuries or property damage was reported. 

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