The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says two men have been apprehended trying to rob an armored truck in a Chantilly shopping center Thursday afternoon.
Jarrod Williams, 27, of Oxon Hill, Md., has been charged with attempted robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Authorities say the other suspect, who has not been identified yet, is in serious condition at a hospital after suffering from gunshot wounds during the incident. Charges are pending for that suspect.
The two suspects tried to take down a Dunbar armored truck when it pulled up to a Capital One Bank in the Eastern Marketplace Plaza in the Chantilly-South Riding area at around 1:30 p.m.
"It's a very brazen thing to do in the middle of a shopping center like this in the middle of the day," said Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman.
The suspects were strapped with weapons and exchanged gunfire with guards of the armored truck. The guards were never hit, but one suspect was struck in the body.
"The suspect fired a weapon and both of the security guards fired weapons back," said Sheriff Chapman.
Both suspects then sped away in a red getaway car only to be pulled over and captured about a mile away on Fairfax County Parkway. They were taken down by agencies in Loudoun and Fairfax County.
The wounded suspect was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The sheriff's office said they were able to apprehend the suspects quickly after a shopping center employee who observed the attempted robbery and called authorities.
"Fortunately, the violence didn't impact anybody else other than that group," Sheriff Chapman said.