Investigation Continues into Officer Involved Shooting in Falls Church Area
McLean Police District – Officers from the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) were serving a narcotics search warrant and related arrest warrants on January 28 at 10:00 p.m. in the 7600 block of Lee Landing Drive. As the officers entered the house, they were confronted by a man brandishing an assault style weapon. A SWAT officer discharged his weapon striking the man. Officers immediately rendered medical aid to the man who then was transported to a hospital where he was treated and released.
David Vo, 24, of Falls Church, was charged with felony distribution of marijuana and felony failure to appear. Vo is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Additional charges will be forthcoming.
The involved officer is a 16-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department and is assigned to the Special Operations Division. As per department policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigation.
A criminal investigation into the use of force is being conducted by the Major Crimes Bureau.
Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. has directed our Internal Affairs Bureau to conduct an administrative investigation in accordance with policy, along with an independent review by the Police Auditor. The name of the officer will be released by Chief Roessler within 10 days.
All information provided in this release is based on preliminary investigative findings and may be subject to revision as the investigation progresses.