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Police Officer's Gun Stolen, Used in Drug-Related Killing

Police have a 24-year-old man in custody.

By Jennifer van der Kleut 

A Fairfax County police officer's gun was stolen while he was on vacation in New Jersey and subsequently used in a drug-related killing, according to The Washington Post.

According to reports, the unnamed officer was on vacation in New Jersey and had the gun in his locked car. His car was reportedly broken into and the gun stolen.

The Post 
reports that the gun was subsequently used by the leader of a heroin distribution ring to shoot and kill a New Jersey man.

New Jersey police have arrested 24-year-old Ronald T. Daniels for the alleged crime. The Post indicates Daniels was identified during a large sweep of a major heroin distribution gang.

Daniels reportedly faces first-degree murder, theft, and firearms-related charges.

Fairfax County Police public information officer Lucy Caldwell told the Post the police officer in question was allowed to carry his gun out of state.
keith mahone January 14, 2014 at 05:36 PM
In case anyone is missing the BIG STORY, it's not about the stolen gun and subsequent murder: It's about the MAJOR HEROIN DISTRIBUTION NETWORK right here in Fairfax County. For those who might not know, heroin is making a huge come back. And no criminal of any stripe is more dangerous than the people who use this drug. If it's your son or your daughter, turn them in. In doing so you will probably be saving their lives and the lives of many others.
Jennifer van der Kleut January 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Keith - the heroin distribution network is in New Jersey where the shooting occurred, not in Fairfax County.

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