Police Department News Release
Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
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703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
Release: 07/253/2730/ (8)
September 11, 2007
Armed Suspect Shot by Police
An armed 27-year-old man involved in a single car crash brandished a handgun and was shot by police this morning. At around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, officers responded to Coppermine Road and Sunrise Valley Drive in the Reston area for a reported crash involving one car. At some point during the interaction, the driver of the car pointed a handgun at officers and was subsequently shot. One officer was slightly injured during this incident. The suspect was medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.
The officers involved in the incident have been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the police department’s standard procedures. Parallel administrative and criminal investigations are under way at this time. Criminal charges are pending.
Anyone that may have witnessed this incident, or has information regarding it, is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.