Chief Davis Releases Body Camera Footage from McLean Officer-Involved Shooting 

Chief Davis has released the body camera footage and 911 calls from the July 7 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. The video will be posted on the Department’s YouTube page. 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.

For the link to the unedited version of the body camera footage, click here.

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(Original release date: July 17, 2022)

McLean Police District – On July 7, officers responded to a home in the 6900 block of Arbor Lane in McLean after a man was seen throwing objects and pacing inside. Three officers arrived and found Jasper Aaron Lynch, 26, inside the home holding a bottle and a large decorative wooden tribal mask. Officers ordered Lynch to drop the items. He refused, threw the tribal mask at an officer and began swinging the bottle in a striking motion. Two officers attempted to utilize their Electronic Control Weapons. Lynch ran towards officers, swinging the bottle. Police Officer First Class Edward George discharged his firearm. PFC George is a ten-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department, assigned to the McLean District Station.

The department 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.  

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(Original release date: July 8, 2022)

McLean Police District – At approximately 7:11 p.m. yesterday, officers responded to a home in the 6900 block of Arbor Lane in McLean, after a family friend of Jasper Aaron Lynch, 26, called with concerns for his safety. The family friend said Lynch was throwing objects inside the home and pacing.   

A designated co-responder unit responded. This team included an officer assigned to our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and a clinician from the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health. Lynch left the residence prior to the team’s arrival at 7:26 p.m. The team checked the home and remained in the area for an additional period of time to attempt to locate him. Lynch was unable to be found. The co-responder unit then went to the McLean District Station to speak with Lynch’s family by phone.   

At 8:34 p.m., a second call for service was placed by a family friend. This time, three crisis intervention trained officers arrived at the home and spoke to a family member on the scene. The officers found Lynch inside holding a bottle and an object, believed to be a large decorative wooden tribal mask. The officers attempted to de-escalate the situation with verbal commands inside the foyer of the home.   

Lynch threw the mask at an officer and began to swing the bottle in striking motion. Two officers attempted to utilize their Electronic Control Weapons. Lynch ran toward officers while swinging the bottle. One officer discharged his firearm, striking Lynch four times. Officers immediately rendered aid until fire and rescue personnel arrived. Lynch was pronounced deceased at the scene.    

The officer who discharged his firearm has been identified as a ten-year veteran. The officer is assigned to the McLean District Station. Per department policy, the officers involved in this incident have all been placed on 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 within 10 days, unless there is a credible threat to the safety of the officer 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. The department will release body camera footage and audio recordings 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.    

To view Chief Davis’ press conference from the scene, click HERE.    

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