Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating the death of Glenn Myer, 63, who was an inmate at the Adult Detention Center. On July 15, Myer was transported to Fairfax Hospital for a medical emergency. Yesterday, while in ICU, he succumbed to his medical emergency. Mr. Myer was suffering from a terminal illness at the time of his deathPreliminarily, there are no signs of foul play. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact manner and cause of his death.  

Myer was charged on December 19, 2020, with aggravated malicious wounding. He had been in the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office since his arrest. His arrest stemmed from a December 17, 2020, incident where he shot another person in his apartment. When officers arrived, he continued his acts of violence by shooting at the responding officers. The officers discharged their firearms striking Myer and ending the threat. Myer was transported to Fairfax Hospital immediately after the event. Upon his release from the hospital, he was taken to the ADC and charged. Myer has remained in the custody of the Sheriff’s office since his arrest. Additionally, Myer was charged with two counts of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, attempted first degree murder, and four counts of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony related to the December 17th event.     

By policy, we investigate all Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office in-custody deaths. To read  our original news release, click here. 

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