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Herndon Man Killed by Police Fought with Girlfriend, Shot His Brothers

by Dave Emke — January 18, 2017 at 10:15 am 71 Comments

Herndon police shooting

The 32-year-old Herndon man killed Monday by police after a chaotic barricade situation had shot his brothers after a fight with his girlfriend.

Fairfax County Police say 32-year-old Mohammad Azim Doudzai of 13316 Covered Wagon Lane was arguing with his 28-year-old girlfriend when she called his brothers to come talk to him. The fight escalated, and he pulled a gun and shot his brothers, ages 37 and 23. The injured men fled the home along with the girlfriend, driving to the hospital and calling police.

Officers who responded to the home, where Doudzai had barricaded himself inside. During the incident, police say, Doudzai set fires inside the home and there were reports of what sounded like gunfire.

From FCPD:

As officers attempted negotiations with the suspect, they discovered there was a 29-year-old man trapped inside the home. He was a roommate and not related to the family. When the incident escalated, he hid in a room upstairs and called 911 to report he could not escape. Following the response of the Special Operations Division (SOD), officers made the decision to approach the home out of concern for the hostage, neighbors and suspect. Smoke had filled the home and was billowing out the windows. When a team of officers approached the door, the suspect came out with at least one knife in hand and was shot. Members of SOD quickly entered the home and rescued the hostage.

The officer who shot and killed Doudzai, a 16-year veteran of the department assigned to the Special Operations Division, has been placed on routine administrative leave while the investigation is conducted.

Detectives recovered a gun and a knife from the home, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131, use Crime Solvers, or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

  • Mike M

    Honor killing gone wrong? Oh, well. Another day in the mideast. Oh, wait!

    • Bob

      Wow Mike M, you know nothing about these people. You don’t know them! Why are you bringing this vile breed of racial politics into a local news story? Go crawl back to Breitbart.

      • Mike McHugh

        He wont because he is just “telling the truth.”

        • Guest

          Younger Mike? Sorry brother, there’s one in every family.

        • The Constitutionalist

          The truth sure is a terrible thing isn’t it?

      • Mike M

        I know plenty. Breitbart, I do not know. The issues are immigration, crime, culture, and resource allocation. And thanks to lax immigration policies, including a failure to enforce, it is very much a local issue. Why do you refuse to see that? Does it scare you when you look at the facts?

        • Bob

          Was the suspect an immigrant or a US citizen? Were his parents immigrants? Grandparents? Great-grandparents? If he was an immigrant, was he here on a Visa or illegally? How is this crime connected in any way to the immigration status of this individual?

          You can’t answer any of the above questions because you are just making things up to rationalize your ignorant worldview.

          Were your parents or grandparents immigrants? What does “culture” have to do with this? There is no single “American” culture, this country has always been extremely large and diverse and if anything, this country is more homogeneous than ever today due to mass media and increased communication and transportation networks. What you are doing is cherry-picking unrelated local news stories and attempting to instill fear by connecting dots where there are none.

          • Mike M

            If you spend enough time overseas, you know there is an American culture. It is referenced by foreigners in both a positive and negative light. Heck, ISIS wants to destroy it. Others just mock it, while others emulate it. If you are educated you might already know that. I realize that those on the left don’t respect the US and they don’t see culture worth respecting. They kinda want it trashed. When you see a name like this guy’s and the behavior in which he engaged (I didn’t make this stuff up), you can safely guess that he is very recent. Perhaps he is legal. Perhaps not. The point is that you don’t have to cherrypick stories around here about crime that would not have happened here had we been stricter in our immigration policies in the last 15 years. A random sample will yield “paydirt” at least 75% of the time. As I have stated, visit the courthouse and read the names of those clogging our courts. It ain’t free, Bob. Scroll back in Reston Now. We would be paying for fewer and a better class newcomers, Bob. The schools would not be in decline. I just prefer honesty and full accounting. Is it OK to point at four of the last five real crime reports and to ask, “At what cost?”

          • Alt Right

            I know right? Why can’t any these people understand it like we do Mike? We have to get rid of them all!!!!!!

          • Mike M

            Gee, I wouldn’t go that far. But you are entitled to your opinion. Or were you just setting up the ole L-word strawman to make you feel better?

          • Alt Right

            No way am I an L word, I’m just like you and think America is for wh!tes only and think we should stick together to fight these Ls

          • Mike M

            You put words in my mouth to make your cause seem righteous.

          • Mike McHugh

            You already do a job of that yourself.

          • HMGETZ

            It was reported that he went to woodbridge high school so he is not recent, been here for over 15 years. About 3 years ago I lived in that house with him in Herndon for over a year (the landlord rents out the rooms individually). I believe there was no hostage situation, just an unsuspecting housemate hiding in his room, too scared to escape. He spoke perfect English, was a heavy drinker, smoker, partying (music DJ), and into guns. He was nice but a bit impulsive, tried to emulate gangsta / bad boy American culture. This is what got him in trouble, nothing else. It was reported he had filed for bankruptcy. If he set the fire in the house, all signs point to him reaching a breaking point, and he wanted police to end his misery.

          • Guest

            So much for Mike’s “safe guess”.

            HMGETZ, thank you for contributing your knowledge. It’s always sad when someone who burns at both ends runs out of candle.

          • Mike M

            I am still betting immigrant. Wanna bet?

          • Bob

            You just don’t give up do you?

          • Guest

            Sure! Just point to the heavy-drinking, gangsta foreign culture his name hails from, and we’ll settle this like contractors.

          • Mike M

            Yeah. Assimilation in the US and some European countries is really a stretch for many. They can’t handle it. This guy’s background is so identical to those like him who made the decision to something in the name of ISIS. Blaming “the West” for their troubles. I wonder if he was headed that way. Let’s stay tuned.

          • Guest

            ISIS-attributing guys who … graduated from Woodbridge? Can you expand on what you’re saying here?

          • Mike M

            Sure Guest, as if you will be open to my point, . . . If you look at the home grown or newcomer guys who acted on behalf of ISIS, many were “nice young men who got into a little trouble” before being swayed. Let’s see what comes of this investigation. Just because you went to a US HS, doesn’t immunize you to your religion or upbringing. BTW, this guy may not have been completely homegrown.

          • Guest

            I’m tuned in to this story. Tracing domestic violence to ISIS is a real stretch. Virginia police respond to thousands of such incidents (10’s of thousands?) every year.

            You’re absolutely right, no amount of education can isolate someone from their early childhood environment. But they can make the effort to grow up.

          • HMGETZ

            I agree, it was domestic violence that escalated due to guns, then acts of anger when the police came to his house. I am interested what comes of the investigation of the police shooting, It is justified because he had a ‘hostage’ and was swinging around a knife? Where was his gun? I want to see the full video.

          • Guest

            Firefighters report being unable to enter the house due to hearing gunfire. My wild guess is he pointlessly fired everything off well before police forced entry.

          • Mike M

            . . . and shot his two brothers, tried to burn down a house with a roomie inside, and lunged at Police with a knife. Good ole American boy! Maybe extreme vetting should have started 20 years back. I say better in Pakistan than Herndon.

          • Mike Mchugh

            Haha wow you have no ablity to look at someone and not make judgment about them based on way they look like. Did you not see they the guy was has been living in a America for a while?

          • Mike M

            Look like? I have yet to see most of these perps in the news.

          • The Constitutionalist

            You’re not really educated on how the human psyche works do you? I take that back, you’re not very educated, are you?

          • Bob

            So crazy, tragic acts of anger like this never happen with “good old”
            Americans? People like you are the sanest of the bunch, huh Mike M? Only
            immigrants are crazy?

            You’re either massively deluded, or extremely ignorant to human nature.

            You know what happens when you only pay attention to news stories or events which fit your narrative, and ignore others which don’t? It’s called confirmation bias, and no matter how old and wise you are it can still get you.

          • Mike M

            I repeat: Look at the news stories here. Look at the dockets at the courthouse? You will see what I see.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Oh, the irony.

          • The Constitutionalist

            No, Mike, the facts must be ignored! They’re too scary, there’s not enough safe spaces to go around!

          • Fred

            You just mike under a different name to make it seem like he has someone agreeing with him.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Whatever you gotta tell yourself, son. Is it really that far-fetched that people exist who don’t agree with you? I mean… who’s about to become the President of the United States? How did that happen, are you still feeling the bern? You should get some ointment for that chapped a$$.

          • Fred

            i didnt vote for bernie or clinton

          • The Constitutionalist

            Suuure. I’d be too embarrassed to admit it too, don’t worry.

          • Fred

            nice assumption buck o

          • Tim

            No he was not desperate for police to take his life he could have done it himself with his gun but he also didn’t want to kill those pigs with his gun he thought maybe they would just put him down if he just went with a knife not get killed justice needs to be served for him

          • Bob

            I’ve spent a quarter of my life overseas, mainly in Europe and Africa, and yes, I am educated with a Master’s in International Relations and I will gladly tell you now that you do not know what you are talking about. I also went to a diverse high school in this area (in the 2000s, to not give away too much personal information) and I think it’s also safe for me to say that based on my experience there, I personally know more about the demographics of Reston/Herndon than you do. There were many Muslims and immigrants in my graduating class and it is a mistake to label a group of people based on a handful of sensationalized news stories. If you continue to generalize you will be proven wrong much more often than not. Our schools are not in decline in this area due to immigrants; the honor rolls at Herndon and other local schools are filled with foreigners, immigrants, and citizens of immigrant backgrounds (like 99% of ALL Americans).

            Anyways, you are wrong that I “can safely guess” whatever it is you are guessing and beating around the bush on. If the investigation uncovers something, then gloat all you want but you MUST admit now that you are arguing from a position of ignorance.

          • Mike M

            Your righteousness and sanctimony should get an award. You said the US has no culture. Then the old schoolmate of the perp subtly blamed US culture. (Below.) Did you catch that? You know what that tells me? Honor rolls? Yeah and we know who is best represented in that group. Can we make that observation? Others, not so much. It helps to speak English. I do generalize. We all do. It’s recognizing patterns. Why be afraid of them? Because of programming by the DNC? Have your heard of my wh1te privilege? I think that term finally tore it for me. Position of ignorance? I guessed immigrant. Why not do the cost-benefit? Why be afraid? I think we have let too many in and from some of the worst places. I hope that changes. Keep dissing my views. That stuff got Donald Trump elected.

          • Fred

            Badboy/ gangsta culture doesn’t make up all of American culture.

          • Mike M

            No, and it’s not an excuse for what this immigrant did either.

          • Fred

            Duh

          • Hollywood

            But its one of our biggest exports and you know already, these days its all about GDP.

          • Mike Mchugh

            lol triggered much, you defend having a different viewbut when someone has a different viewpoint you get extremely defensive. Maybe you should be the one in the “safe space”

          • Mike M

            Oh, no Mike. It’s when I get called that r name for having a different viewpoint. Defensive. Yeah. But that’s not all, Mike.

          • Young country 2017

            I think you are doing a goodnjob of radicalizing Mike M, the son of our village. Fact is America does bot have a lot of history and the little bit of what there is is very dear to our youth who struggle with self identity and the growth of what we know are stunted frontal lobes.

            So lets all give Mike M a break and let him rest in comfort that he is right without further lifes being taken or compromised.

            Thanks also to Mike M who showed us how to exercise freedom of speech, although perhaps the wrong forum, event and timing.

          • Sarah

            Don’t be so dense

          • Phouc Ngo

            I am embarrassed for you.

          • Phouc Ngo

            I second that!

          • The Constitutionalist

            Uh Oh, I sure hope no more lives get lost here in the comments section. Too many have been lost already, R.I.P.

          • The Constitutionalist

            I mean…you literally copied someone else’s name and now have made it your life’s mission to follow them around on the internet and make fun of them.

            How triggered did he make you?

            I would be extremely embarrassed to have to go that far to get attention.

          • Mike McHugh

            lol i dont care either way, it just really funny watching ignorant people try and defend their views.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Oh how ironic.

          • Phouc Ngo

            Uh oh. A European sent here to “correct us.” Go home!

          • The Constitutionalist

            How’s that degree working out? Well enough you can retire and post on Restonnow and combat the crazy conservatives?

            At what point do you shed your immigrant background and become a native? Or is that only for actual Native American’s who also migrated here? Is the United States of America the only country where no one can actually be considered a native?

            Every single one of your arguments, here and everywhere else I’ve seen, are purely based on your “safe guesses.” No facts to be found anywhere, just irrational opinions that fit the rhetoric of the party you vote for.

            Nothing that you’ve learned for yourself through real life experience, congrats by the way on spending a quarter (5 years most likely) of your life in Europe and Africa. That is an opportunity most don’t have.

            Unfortunately, you’ve taken what you’ve learned from somewhere else and brought it to a land where your ideas cannot possibly apply because here, is so very different, from there.

          • The Constitutionalist

            Are you not just assuming the opposite to rationalize your ignorant worldview?

            Sounds to me like you’re cherry-picking information that we DON’T have to make your point.

            Then again, I suppose that’s what liberals do, they make facts out of information they don’t have, while everyone else makes due with the facts they do have.

            Not suggesting either way is correct, but you have to admit the foolishness here, on both sides.

    • OmarTheTentMaker

      How much lower would our taxes be if churches paid taxes?
      Oh yeah, your a big ot and a troll and need to be banned.
      oops, forgot the idi ^

      • Mike M

        About what I’d expect from you.

      • The Constitutionalist

        And how much worse would it be for everyone that the church helps if they had to cease to exist because they were required to pay taxes? What about all not for profit entities?

        • Omar

          Paying taxes does not cause things to cease to exist, you might explain how you came up with that notion. The reduced residual funds would be made up by parishioners who opt to give more. My taxes are higher because churches don’t pay taxes, not at my option.

  • Mike M

    Yes, because I don’t agree with you. Tolerant, Bob?
    Smell that diversity!

    • Reston Realist

      Mike, regardless of your your point of view, the level of your vitriol and hate mongering is getting to be obnoxious. Please do us all a favor and tone it down a little.

      • Mike M

        BTWFU2.

        • Reston Realist

          LOL… Thanks for making my point.

          • Mike M

            😉

  • The Constitutionalist

    Classic response from the party of peace.

  • Mike M

    By your silly definition – we disagree -sure! I’m out!

  • OmarTheGenerous

    A bit of vomit from your keyboarding there…

    Here’s your method in a nutshell:
    (1) make an assumption based on little to no facts
    (2) draw a conclusion based on the assumption
    (3) call the conclusions fact
    (4) pat oneself on back

    Churches existed long before there were tax deductions.
    I don’t deduct my charitable contributions.
    I pay significantly more taxes than you do.

    • The Constitutionalist

      I’m certain about that last part, not sure if that’s something to brag about. Congratulations, I suppose. You’re a fool with your money.

  • Mike M

    That’s the very point, Tim. No country is anyone’s country. It what you can hold and improve. The so-called natives pushed each other around quite a bit before the Euros arrived. And Germany? Did you know it was first dominated by Celts? So, “your country” is what you can hold on to. “Dumb?” How about those who enable millions to come here and squat? Reminds me of the Indians who believed the Euros were going to stop.

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