Second Update - No Charges Will Be Filed

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
News Release: 12/191/0022/BWsb/(2)
October 19, 2012



            Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh has informed Colonel David M. Rohrer, Chief of Police, that in his legal opinion the officer who fired his weapon in this incident did so justifiably in fact and law. No charges will be filed against the involved officer, PFC Edward Carpenter. PFC Carpenter has been with the department seven years and is currently assigned to the Mount Vernon District Station.

The deceased in last night’s shooting has been identified as Nicholas Allen Kaelber, 21, of 2803 Wakewater Way, Woodbridge.

Officer-Involved Shooting in the

Mount Vernon Area

            Mount Vernon Police District – Police are investigating an overnight officer-involved shooting that left one person dead. Around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, two officers observed two males acting suspiciously in the area of Frye Road and Madge Lane. The officers approached both males and one fled on foot.

            The two officers briefly pursued the man and attempted to detain him. During the struggle the suspect produced a handgun and fired shots toward the officers. One officer returned fire, striking the suspect. The man was transported to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. The second suspect fled on foot. Neither officer required medical treatment at the scene.

            This investigation is ongoing. The deceased’s identity is not yet available for release. The two officers will be placed on routine administrative leave. All information provided in this release is based on preliminary investigation and may be subject to revision as the investigation continues.    

            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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