BIGSTOCK POLICE LIGHTS

A man is in the hospital after being shot by a police officer in Fairfax County during an attempted arrest Tuesday evening.

It happened near Arlington Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive in the Seven Corners area.

Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said undercover narcotics officers were doing a drug investigation when they singled out a group of people sitting inside a car accused of illegally distributing drugs.

When officers approached the vehicle to arrest the suspects, they drove away “at a high rate of speed,” Davis said.

“Preliminarily, we know that the car that they were in took off, jumped a couple of curbs,” Davis said. “We blocked that car in, and one of our Fairfax County undercover detectives discharged his firearm during the apprehension effort to take these persons into custody.”

The man was shot in the arm during the attempted arrest. Davis said the man received a “non-fatal gunshot wound,” and he is expected to be OK.

No officers or witnesses were injured during the encounter.

Davis said the officer who fired his gun is now on routine administrative leave.

Police plan to release additional details on the investigation today.

(5) comments

Dick Grayson

Seven Corners area, you know who it ain’t. Regardless the guy is lucky he is not in the morgue

CarWash Bonzai

“We blocked that car in, and one of our Fairfax County undercover detectives discharged his firearm during the apprehension effort to take these persons into custody.” Using DEADLY FORCE to apprehend somebody over a drug stop? Was there any proof of weapons being shown? If not, sounds like another case of being trigger happy. Whatever happened to Non-Lethal takedowns? Luckily, no one ended up deceased.

Dick Grayson

The POS is lucky he wasn’t smoked!

Sacagawea Lax

This was an undercover op, being that you or anyone else has no idea who the perp that was shot is, we should wait for the whole story. This type of op was probably planned and investigated for an extended period of time. The undercover drug enforcement detective shot one bullet to take this guy in. There's probably a reason for that.

Mike Hunt

Here we go. While admittedly not knowing all the facts, I’ll bet a paycheck they are democrats by every definition up to no good. InsideNoVA staff also praying for police indiscretion to make FCPD/America look bad.

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