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Officer-Involved Shooting Determined Justified
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
January 22, 2021

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting which occurred on January 17 at 1130 International Parkway has been completed. The investigation was conducted by detectives with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. The completed investigation was subsequently turned over to the Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney for review. The Commonwealth’s Attorney was provided all the evidence collected, including witness statements, forensic evidence, and audio and video recordings.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric L. Olsen announced today their Office has determined the shooting of the suspect by the deputies was justified in self-defense and/or in defense of others. The deputies involved will be returning to full duty.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office commends the deputies involved for quickly utilizing their training in tactical medicine to render aid to both the suspect and victim. The deputies also are recognized for showing the highest degree of bravery in a dangerous situation. Their quick actions and sound judgement likely saved lives.

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