UPDATE to Double Shooting/Barricade in the Herndon Area

Chief Ed Roessler’s statement regarding the double shooting/barricade in the Herndon area from Monday, January 16 which resulted in the fatal officer-involved shooting of Mohammad Azim Doudzai:

“I informed the Board of Supervisors this afternoon that a thorough risk assessment is still being conducted regarding the officer involved in this incident. County policy is to release an officer’s name within ten days, unless I can articulate a risk to that officer. The risk assessment has several factors that require further investigation. Because of the complexity of the investigation, I’m not in a position at this point to say whether a risk exists or not, therefore, it isn’t prudent to release the officer’s name at this time. The Fairfax County Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Division has been working diligently on this since it occurred and is continuing to do so. As the Chief of these men and women who serve our county professionally and with distinction every day, I need to make an informed decision about their safety. I anticipate an update on the assessment in the near future. The involved officer, who was not injured, remains on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”

-Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr

Chief of Police

Fairfax County Police Department