Officer-Involved Shooting in the Centreville Area

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News Release: 11/202/0046/sb/(1)
July 21, 2011

Officer-Involved Shooting in the Centreville Area

            Sully Police District - Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred during the early-morning hours of Thursday, July 21. Dispatchers received two phone calls at about 1:35 a.m. reporting a disturbance inside a home in the 6100 block of Kendra Way. One phone call came from an adult female inside the residence; the second from a neighbor.

            When officers arrived they located an armed man clearly visible inside the garage. The officers took cover as the man approached them with a shotgun. They ordered the man to stop and drop his weapon; he refused to comply with their commands. The officers subsequently shot the man. They immediately began to provide first aid until fire and rescue personnel arrived. Ricardo Leon, 34, of 6165 Kendra Way, was pronounced dead at the scene.

            Four officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave. This investigation is ongoing.    

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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