Two Loudoun County officers shot on Christmas Eve

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. -- Two sheriff's deputies were shot on Christmas Eve while responding to a domestic call in the 46000 block of Hollow Mountain Place in Sterling, the sheriff's office says.

According to Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman, the incident involved a dispute between a man and his 19-year-old daughter that had begun the day before.

According to Sheriff Chapman, the man's 16-year-old son called 911 just before 4pm Sunday.
For nearly an hour he said his deputies tried to deescalate the situation.
That's when Sheriff Chapman says the father went upstairs and his deputies went after him, fearing that he had a weapon in the house.

“Apparently they encountered him by the closet and at that point they were going to take him into custody. They advised him they were going to take him into custody.
From what we can gather, and again, this is preliminary information, he reached for a gun and almost simultaneously he was tased and as he was being apprehended he managed to get several shots off.”, explained Sheriff Chapman.

According to Sheriff Chapman, one female deputy was shot in the leg as she jumped on the suspect and another, male officer, was shot twice.

A third deputy who was not injured managed to take the father into custody.
Both deputies are expected to be ok.
They were taken to Reston Hospital Center where Sheriff Chapman says they are in good condition.


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