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Fairfax deputy cleared after August fatal shooting outside INOVA Hospital

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy has been cleared of wrongdoing after a fatal shooting that took place outside a hospital in August.

On Aug. 15, shortly before 10 p.m., Inova Fairfax Hospital security called the Fairfax County DPSC to report that a suspicious man with some sort of edged weapon was seen at a bus stop outside a garage on the hospital campus. An on-duty deputy with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office was in uniform and on assignment at the hospital.

Picture Credit: Fairfax Police Dept.

He responded to the bus stop and located the suspicious man. Preliminary information suggests that the man threatened the deputy with the object seen to the right, prompting the deputy to shoot the suspect.

The initial condition of the suspect was listed as ‘non-life threatening’, but he later died from his injuries.

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office conducted an internal investigation and was placed on administrative leave. In December, the deputy was cleared of all criminal liability.