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One Dead After Police-Involved Shooting in Mount Vernon

A Fairfax County Police Department officer shot a man who shot at police after a brief foot chase late Sunday night.

UPDATE July 9, 12:40 p.m.: One person is dead, and the Fairfax County Police Department is investigating the officer-involved shooting that occurred around 11:20 Sunday night.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.Two officers involved in the shooting will be placed on routine administrative leave, according to a statement from the police department. 

"All information provided in this release is based on preliminary investigation and may be subject to revision as the investigation continues," read a statement from the police department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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A Fairfax County Police Department officer was involved in a shooting in Mount Vernon around 11:30 Sunday night, NBC Washington is reporting this morning.

Police reportedly saw two men acting suspiciously near the intersection of Frye Road and Madge Lane in the Mount Vernon area. When police approached, the suspects fled, NBC Washington reported. Police caught up with one of the suspects, who fired at police. Police returned fire and the suspect died at a hospital.

The second suspect is still being sought.

The roads in that area will open shortly as police conclude their investigation. 

Police were also involved in a shooting in the Mount Vernon area while trying to serve a warrant. 

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Sally Spangler July 10, 2012 at 04:16 PM
My first reading of the headline - Mount Vernon Shooting leads me to believe that the shooting happened on the Mount Vernon estate. Maybe it should have been stated that the shooting happened in Mount Vernon District - Yes?

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