Update: Man Arrested After Shooting Teen and Subsequent Officer-Involved Shooting

McLean Police District – Both the criminal and administrative investigations regarding the arrest of Glenn Myer, 61 of Falls Church, Va., for aggravated malicious wounding continue.  Myer received medical treatment and was transferred to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and continues to be held without bond.

Current Fairfax County policy requires the names of any police officers involved in the deployment of deadly force to be released to the public within 10 days of the incident unless the Chief of Police has determined there is a credible threat to the safety of those involved or if additional time is required to thoroughly complete the risk assessment process. In accordance with the current Fairfax County policy on this matter, Chief Roessler has made the required notifications that he needs additional time to fully and thoroughly complete the risk assessment process to make an informed decision regarding the release of the involved police officers’ names.

Chief Roessler will provide an update upon the completion of the risk assessment process.

(Originally published on Dec. 19, 2020)

Update: Falls Church Shooting Suspect Identified and Charged

McLean Police District – The man arrested for shooting a teen last Thursday inside of an apartment has been identified as Glenn Allen Myer, 61, of Falls Church. Myer was released from the hospital earlier today and was charged with aggravated malicious wounding. He is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

The criminal and administrative investigations pertaining to the related officer-involved shooting in this case remain active.

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(Originally published on Dec. 17, 2020)

Man Arrested After Shooting Teen and Subsequent Officer-Involved Shooting

McLean Police District – A man from the Falls Church section of Fairfax County is now in custody after an officer-involved shooting. Officers responded to an apartment in the 2000 block of Peach Orchard Drive at 10:49 a.m. for a shot person. A teenager called 911 advising that he had been shot in the face by a man who lives in the apartment. The teenager sought shelter from the armed assailant in a bedroom and told the police dispatcher that the man was actively trying to break into the room.

Officers assigned to our Patrol Bureau, Special Operations Division, Traffic Division and a Deputy assigned to the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and attempted to negotiate with the armed man from outside of the apartment. These negotiations yielded no progress toward deescalating the situation, and it was evident the victim’s life was in imminent danger. To preserve life, officers entered the home and encountered a 61-year-old man from Falls Church, who was armed with a gun. Two officers discharged their weapons, striking the man in the upper body. The officers immediately removed the victim from the residence to a safe location and took the man into custody. Officers then rendered aid to the man until relieved by fire and rescue personnel.

An officer suffered a minor injury from the incident and was treated at the scene, no other officers were injured. The victim suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening and was treated at a nearby hospital.

The man was taken to the hospital where he was admitted for further treatment. Information pertaining to the man’s identity and to the charges he will face will be made publicly available when the arrest warrants are served.

The two officers involved in the shooting have been identified as a 20-year and an 18-year veteran who are both assigned to the Special Operations Division. As per department policy, the officers have 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 names of the officers 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.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim from the shooting that prompted police response is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

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