Police Shoot, Kill Man at Homeless Shelter
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Fairfax County police say an officer shot and killed a man as officers tried to break up a fight at a homeless shelter near Fort Belvoir.
Police spokesman Officer Eddy Azcarate says as at least two officers tried to break up a fight outside the Eleanor Kennedy Shelter on Wednesday night, a man who was fighting turned and assaulted one of them.
Azcarate says an officer fired a service weapon and fatally wounded the man. He says the man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
One officer received injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
Officials did not identify the man who was killed or the officers involved.
Azcarate says the department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau and an Internal Affairs unit are investigating the incident.
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