UPDATE: Former Officer Indicted in Geer Shooting

Arrest Photo of Adam Torres

Arrest Photo of Adam Torres

UPDATE: This evening, Monday, August 17, former Fairfax County police officer, Mr. Adam Torres, was charged with the second-degree murder of John Geer, following an indictment returned by a special grand jury convened in the case. Mr. Torres turned himself in to detectives from the Major Crimes Division this evening and was subsequently brought to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he is being held on no bond.

The Fairfax County Police Chief, Colonel Ed Roessler, discussed the case with media at the Fairfax County Government Center this evening, along with Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Sharon Bulova. Both Chief Roessler and Chairman Bulova expressed respect for the criminal justice process.

Previous release from earlier today:

We have great respect for the Special Grand Jury process, the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County, and the criminal justice system as this matter proceeds. The loss of life is tragic for all. We express our sympathy to the Geer family, support to our great community and the men and women of the Fairfax County Police Department. 

A press conference will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center room 158 at 7:30 p.m.

To see previous release click here

Previous release from August 7:

Officer Adam Torres is no longer an employee of the FCPD. This is a personnel matter. The Chief of Police will have a statement to the community at the conclusion of the special grand jury deliberations and process.”

(January 5, 2015) Information was released this afternoon through the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs regarding the August 29, 2013 officer-involved shooting of John Geer. To read the newly-released information, click here.

Categories: Homicide


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