One injured in shooting involving officer during attempted arrest in Fairfax County
A suspect has been hospitalized by an undercover detective in Maryland who was involved in a shooting involving an officer during a drug investigation in Fairfax County, officials said.
Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said undercover officers on patrol in the Arlington Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive area of the Mason Police District were conducting a drug investigation when they identified suspects involved in the case.
The investigation, Davis said, led undercover narcotics officers to identify a group of people sitting in a car who were accused of allegedly illegally distributing drugs in the area, which they likely had reason to Stop.
When officers approached the vehicle, the suspects took off and jumped the curb before being locked up by members of the Fairfax Police Department.
As the suspects tried to flee, Davis said one of the undercover narcotics detectives discharged his firearm during the arrest effort to take him into custody.
The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment and evaluation, police said. No officers or witnesses were injured in the incident.
“That’s all we have right now,” Davis added. “This is an active investigation and we plan to provide additional follow-up information.”
The officer who fired his weapon is now on administrative leave, per department requirements.
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