Man Charged After Officer-Involved Shooting

Chief Davis has released the body-worn camera footage, 911 calls and radio traffic from the Jan. 4 officer-involved shooting. The following information is based on the preliminary and ongoing investigation. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed. Per YouTube’s policy viewers may be requested to sign into a YouTube account to verify age. For the recording of Chief Davis’ press conference, click here. A link to the video with closed captioning can be found here.

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(Originally published on Jan. 14)

Sully Police District – On Jan. 4, officers were called to a home in Chantilly to serve an Emergency Custody Order on a man who had previously threatened to harm his elderly parents. Officers tactically positioned outside the home with the hopes to deescalate the situation and safely take the man into custody. As they positioned outside the home, Robert Jablonski, 50, of Chantilly, exited the residence and pointed a compound bow at officers at full draw. Police Officer First-Class Angelo Diaz discharged his service rifle to end the imminent threat to all human life present. The officer directly involved is a six-year veteran of the Department and is assigned to the Sully Police District Station. Jablonski has been charged with attempted aggravated murder of a police officer. He was taken to the Adult Detention Center on Jan. 10, where he remains held without bond.

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(Originally published on Jan. 6)

Sully Police District – A 50-year-old man remains hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting that occurred at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 4500 block of Briarton Drive in Chantilly. Officers were called to the home earlier in the day after Robert Jablonski, of Chantilly, was threatening his elderly parents. At that time, no crime had occurred, and officers assisted the family with obtaining an Emergency Custody Order (ECO) to assist with getting Jablonski mental health treatment. The ECO was later issued by a magistrate, and officers returned to the home to facilitate the service.  

At 12:56 p.m., officers attempted to make contact with Jablonski, who refused verbal commands. Officers also had information that he may be armed with a weapon. The decision was made to remove the parents from the home and tactically reposition outside to deescalate the situation. Shortly after, Jablonski exited the home with a compound bow. Jablonski pointed the bow at full draw at officers, and one officer discharged his service rifle. Jablonski was struck in the upper body.  

Officers immediately rendered first aid until fire and rescue personnel responded. Jablonski was taken to a nearby hospital where his injuries were later determined not to be life threatening. No officers were injured as a result of this incident, and no one else was harmed.

Detectives have obtained and yesterday served Jablonski with a warrant for attempted aggravated murder of a police officer. He remains hospitalized receiving further treatment.

The officer involved in the incident has been identified as a six-year veteran who is assigned to the Sully Police District Station. As per department policy, the officer has been placed on a restricted duty pending the outcome of an administrative investigation by our Internal Affairs Bureau. An independent review will also be conducted  by the Police Auditor. The name of the officer will be released by Chief Kevin Davis within 10 days, unless there is a credible threat to the safety of those involved or if additional time is required to thoroughly complete the risk assessment process.

A criminal investigation into the use of force is being conducted by our Major Crimes Bureau. Chief Davis will release body camera footage and audio recordings of the 911 call for service within 30 days or when it no longer jeopardizes the integrity of the investigation.

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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