UPDATE - Police Involved Shooting

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:13/099/0188/drg(6)
April 10, 2013


            The preliminary investigation indicates that when officers arrived on the scene, they were met by an individual who displayed what appeared to be a weapon in a threatening manner and was subsequently shot.

            Detectives from the Major Crimes Division and from the Internal Affairs Bureau continue to investigate this incident.

Police Involved Shooting  

             Franconia Police District – Shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, police were called to a home in the 6600 block of Thurlton Drive in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County for the report of a possible suicidal subject. Officers arrived and encountered a 37-year-old man. Details are limited at this time however, during that encounter; the man was shot by police. At least one officer performed CPR until Fairfax County Fire and Rescue arrived. The man was subsequently transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

            No officers were injured during the incident.

            Detectives from Homicide and Internal Affairs, along with Crime Scene technicians responded to the scene.

            The officers involved in this incident will be placed on routine administrative leave as the department begins parallel criminal and administrative investigations.

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



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