Notes: Fairfax Police fatally shoot man who fought with officer south of Alexandria

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Two police officers shot and killed a man the department alleges had attacked another officer and was trying to take his gun in the Penn Daw area (6239 Richmond Highway) just south of Alexandria.

Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said the incident started when an officer got a license plate alert for a U-Haul truck that was reported stolen in Richmond. The officer pulled into a Citgo gas station next to the McDonalds when he saw the truck and driver.

Davis said the driver shoved the police officer into the open front door of the police car and started to attack him. Over scanner traffic, the officer can be heard saying “He’s got my gun.”

Two officers responded to the dispatch and opened fire on the man, killing him.

This is the second fatal shooting by Fairfax County police this year, after D.C. resident Timothy Johnson was killed outside Tysons Corner Center on Feb. 22.

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