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Man Dies After Being Shot by Fairfax Sheriff’s Deputy Monday

by Karen Goff — August 16, 2016 at 9:00 am 4 Comments

police lineA man is dead after he was shot by a Fairfax County Sheriff’s Deputy outside of Inova Fairfax Hospital in late Monday, Fairfax County Police said.

About 10 p.m. Monday, hospital security called FCPD to report that a suspicious man “with some sort of edged weapon” was seen at a bus stop in the Falls Church area of the county outside the hospital’s green garage.

An on-duty deputy with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office responded to the bus stop and located the suspicious man. FCPD said preliminary information suggests that the man threatened the deputy with an unidentified object, prompting the deputy to discharge his service weapon, striking the man.

Three Fairfax County police officers then arrived and immediately began to render aid to the injured person until rescue arrived. The man was transported to the hospital, where his injuries were originally said to be not life threatening.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, later died at the hospital, police said. FCPD will have an update on the incident at 11 a.m.

The deputy, whose name has also not been released, has been placed on administrative leave.

Police said there is no further threat to public safety and there are no other suspects.

Anyone who might have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131.

  • Ming the Merciless

    My Beast Men are on edge because they know they might be unjustly shot by the police at any time merely for committing crimes, pointing weapons at police, or refusing to submit to lawful arrest. The patience of a Beast Man is not unlimited!

    #BeastMenLivesMatter

  • Pete S.

    The sheriff was white? The “suspicious” citizen was black? Someone felt threatened? What if the cops never showed up? Any reason society has to pay for professional assassins to roam the streets?

    • ALM

      Society has to pay for professionals because professionals don’t work for free, that’s why they are called professionals. If instead we had free vigilantes roaming the streets, their motivation for assassination is typically not public safety.
      Another way to look at it is the old saying “you get what you pay for”.

      • Ming the Merciless

        “Vigilantes” inevitably arise when the “professionals” can’t or won’t do their jobs. Contrary to myth, vigilante motivation is usually justice, although of the “short and to the point” variety. Yes, sometimes vigilantes make mistakes, but then so do the police and the courts. Look on the bright side, vigilante justice means less tax money spent on trials, public defenders, courts, prisons, etc.

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