Man Struck by Car Fleeing from Police

Reston Police District Station – Detectives obtained warrants for felony reckless discharge of a firearm within 1000 feet of a school and possessing a firearm on school grounds for a man after firing a handgun at Hutchison Elementary School in the Herndon section of Fairfax County. 

At 4:09 p.m. on Nov. 6 officers responded to an in-progress weapons call at 13209 Parcher Avenue, Hutchison Elementary School, where a community event was taking place. A man wearing a black jacket and blue jeans was reported to have discharged a handgun in the air and appeared to be intoxicated. When officers arrived and approached the group of men involved, a man matching the description ran into a woodline toward the Dulles Toll Road. 

Officers lost sight of the man in the woodline and moments later heard what sounded like a vehicle crash. The man was struck by the driver of a 2015 Lexus RX350 traveling westbound on the Dulles Toll Road. The driver immediately stopped and rendered aid to the man with the assistance of officers. The man was initially transported to a local hospital with injuries that were considered life-threatening. His injuries were later downgraded to non-life-threatening.

The westbound lanes of Dulles Toll Road were closed while detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit conducted an investigation. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe that speed and alcohol were factors for the driver. Alcohol appears to be a factor on the part of the man. An officer from our canine unit responded for an article search. The canine team located a handgun in the wooded area along the path the man ran through the woods. The man’s name and mugshot will be released upon service of his warrants. He remains at the hospital receiving additional care.

Investigators from our Internal Affairs Bureau responded to the scene and will conduct an administrative investigation.