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Friday, February 5, 2010

Police Shoot Fox Mill Man During Domestic Dispute

Fairfax County Police shot a Fox Mill man following a standoff that culminated a domestic dispute call:

A man was shot during a stand-off with police in the early morning hours of Friday, February 5. Police were initially called to a home in the 2500 block of Fallon Drive around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 4 for a domestic situation. Officers determined a man inside the residence was threatening to harm family members. Those family members were able to exit the home, leaving the man alone inside.

Tactical officers and negotiators were called to the scene and attempted to make contact with the man for several hours. An emergency custody order was issued by a magistrate; around 3 a.m. the tactical officers made entry and located the suspect inside. He failed to comply with their demands and brandished a handgun at the officers. The suspect was subsequently shot in the upper body. Medical personnel onscene rendered immediate aid to the suspect. He was then medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.


  1. New Herndon store aims to cater to South Reston's gun and ammo needs

  2. Heh, something tells me that they aren't going to be putting a branch of that store in one of the currently vacant storefronts of Lake Anne!

  3. We have a plaza that's so ideal for a gun shop. Lake Anne Plaza could stage authentic Wild West shootouts in the middle of the plaza so customers can try before they buy. Some of the empty second story condos could used by contestants to set up ambushes.

  4. You all are assholes.

    Someone got shot.

  5. I'm with native on this. Not funny. A family is experiencing the worst moments of thier lives. There but for the grace of God go thee...

  6. Sorry, I didn't realize what the main post was. I got an email alert which had the comment about the gunshot and just read that and the link, and responded to it without looking at what the blog post was on...

  7. Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh has informed Colonel David M. Rohrer, Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department that he finds “no basis for criminal liability” on the part of the officer who shot and wounded a 25-year-old man on Friday, February 5, 2010.

    Police were called to a home in the 2500 block of Fallon Drive just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, February 4. Officers learned the adult son living in the home had mental health issues, was very agitated, appeared to be under the influence of drugs, and had a weapon. Responding officers removed the family from the home for their own protection. Repeated telephone calls and text messages to the home went unanswered.

    Two tactical officers, a police K-9 handler, and his dog entered a hallway in the basement to serve an Emergency Custody Order. The 25-year-old suddenly burst out from behind a partially closed bathroom door, pointed a gun directly at a TAC officer, and was advancing quickly when the officer fired his duty weapon.

    Investigators have determined the weapon he pointed at officers is an air gun replica of a semi-automatic handgun.

    An internal investigation of this incident is continuing.


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