Investigation Continues after Officer Involved Shooting in Springfield

West Springfield Police District – Both the criminal and administrative investigations regarding the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, July 19 continue. Jiyoung Lee, 30, of Springfield, has been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and remains hospitalized. Lee will be taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center when she is released and held with no 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. 

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(Original release date: July 21, 2021)

Investigation Continues after Officer Involved Shooting in Springfield

West Springfield Police District – A 30-year-old Springfield woman is in custody and remains hospitalized after an officer involved shooting that occurred Monday evening. Officers responded at 5:18 p.m. to a group home in the 8000 block of Gosport Lane after a caretaker called 911 advising a woman was threatening to harm others inside the home. Two officers entered the home through the back door and were confronted by the suspect armed with a knife. Officers ordered her to drop the knife, but she refused. The woman threatened to stab the officers and advanced towards them with the knife in her hand. One of the officers discharged his service weapon, striking the woman in the upper body. Officers immediately rendered aid until relieved by fire and rescue personnel. The woman was taken to the hospital where she was admitted for further treatment. Information pertaining to the release of the woman’s identity are pending the outcome of the investigation and charges. 

No officers were injured as a result of this incident and no one else inside the home was harmed.  

The officer involved in the has been identified as a 14-year veteran who is assigned to the Special Operations Division. As per department policy, the officer has been placed on a restricted duty status 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 Davis will release footage from the Body-Worn Camera and the 911 call for service when it no longer jeopardizes the integrity of the investigation.

Chief Kevin Davis 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 Davis within 10 days, 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.  

All information provided in this release is based on preliminary investigative findings and may be subject to revision as the investigation progresses.

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