Officer Involved Shooting - Update

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
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News Release:13/099/0188/(6)
May 7, 2013




            Maxwell Scott Eisenman, 37, has been charged with assault on a police officer following the investigation stemming from an officer involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.  Eisenman, an Alexandria-area resident, remains hospitalized in stable condition.  He was served with a warrant on April 30, 2013, and was remanded to the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office.    

            The investigation revealed that Eisenman used what was later identified as a replica of a semi-automatic handgun in a threatening manner toward officers.

            Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh has informed Edwin C. Roessler Jr., acting Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department that no basis for criminal liability exists on the part of the three involved officers. 

            The three officers who discharged their weapons were PFC Shannon Sams, PFC Robert Marshall and PFC Eric Runkles.  All will return to full patrol duties and responsibilities at the Franconia District Police Station. 



            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 or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.




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