Fairfax, VA police “approach two men they thought were acting suspiciously,” then shoot and kill one of them

“Authorities say a man is dead after a shootout with police in Fairfax County.

Police say it happened late Sunday night in Mount Vernon when officers approached two men they thought were acting suspiciously.

Police say one of the men then ran away, and fired shots at the officers during a struggle that followed. Authorities say an officer then returned fire and shot the man, who was pronounced dead at Mount Vernon Hospital. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.”




The description of this killing is similar to that of Ascencion Herrera in Sacramento over the weekend. Like that case, no reason is given for the officers initiation of confrontation with the two men other than “suspicion,” as if they have a ‘sixth’ or ‘spidey’ sense regarding “bad guys.” It seems that reasons should be given for the initiation of police activity with civilians, especially when they result in shooting deaths.


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