Just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, patrol officers from the Mason District Station were dispatched to the area of Round Tree Park at 3320 Annandale Road for a report of a critical missing man who had wandered from the park on foot. Officers located the man and were attempting to return him to caretakers when a struggle ensued. While attempting to take him into custody, he experienced an apparent medical emergency. Fire/Rescue units responded and transported the patient to Inova Fairfax Hospital while actively performing CPR. The patient did not survive and was declared deceased soon after arrival at the hospital.
Major Crimes Division detectives and Crime Scene Section personnel are responding to the scene, along with personnel from the Internal Affairs Bureau, to begin their investigation. Additional information will be provided to the community as it becomes available.
This is preliminary information and is subject to change as the investigation evolves.