Police have identified a 79-year-old man shot and fatally wounded by officers Thursday night as Kurtis Kay Frevert, a resident of the Four Seasons community outside Dumfries.
Prince William County property records show Frevert and his wife bought their home on Secret Grove Court in the 55-and-older community near Dumfries in April of this year for $400,000.
Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Amy Ashworth said Friday she has assembled a team to review the shooting.
"We understand the public’s desire to know more, which is why the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has assembled a team that is moving swiftly to gather the facts and review the incident," Ashworth's office said in a news release. "As this is an ongoing investigation, we will provide more information when appropriate in accordance with legal ethics."
Acting Police Chief Jarad Phelps also released a video Friday asking the public's patience as criminal and administrative investigations take place.
The incident began at 7:14 p.m. Thursday when police were called to the 3600 block of Secret Grove Court in Four Seasons, a 55 and older community, for a report of a suicidal individual. The caller reported her husband was making concerning statements and armed with a handgun. When officers arrived, the husband had left and was reportedly on foot with the handgun in the community, Prince William County police 1st Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.
Officers requested helicopter assistance from Fairfax County police to aid in the search and members of the department's crisis intervention team were on scene.
As officers were searching for the husband, the helicopter located him in a nearby wooded area where he was seen walking back towards his house, Perok said. Officers saw the husband near the front door of the residence, still armed with the handgun, he said.
During the encounter, five officers discharged their department-issued firearms at the man who was struck an unknown number of times. At this time, it is unknown if the man discharged his weapon, Perok said. Officers rendered aid to the man and immediately requested medical assistance. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, Perok said. No officers were injured during the incident.
Between the time of the initial call and the shooting, officers were on scene for over an hour, Perok said. The involved officers have been placed on routine paid leave.
A criminal investigation and separate administrative investigation are currently underway.