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Fatal shooting reported at Virginia weigh station


UPDATE 4:45 p.m. March 25————————————————————–

Virginia State Police (VSP) have issued new information about a fatal officer-involved shooting at a weigh station on Thursday.

From a VSP news release:

#VSP is investigating an altercation that turned into an officer-involved shooting at the Virginia DMV Motor Carrier Service Center’s Dahlgren Weigh Station on Thursday (March 25, 2021). The weigh station is located in the 3900 block of James Madison Parkway in King George, Va., approximately 1 mile south of the Harry Nice Bridge at the Virginia-Maryland border.

The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. when an SUV pulled off Route 301 into the weigh station’s parking lot. Moments after the SUV parked in the lot, a female passenger exited and began running away from it. The male driver quickly exited and appears to have fired a handgun at the female. There was a Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Trooper and a Virginia State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer inspecting a box truck behind the weigh station as this was happening.

Both state police personnel engaged the male driver and exchanged gunfire with him. The male suspect was shot and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. His remains will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination, autopsy and positive identification. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

The female was transported to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg for treatment of serious injuries. An occupant of the truck that was being inspected was also injured in the shooting. He is being treated at Mary Washington Hospital for serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. No law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident.

In accordance with Virginia State Police policy, both state police personnel are being placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The investigation remains ongoing by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond Field Office. The Virginia State Police is being assisted at the scene by the King George County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Law Enforcement Division.

Original Article ———————————————————————————-

An officer-involved shooting has been reported at a weigh station in Virginia on Thursday.

The shooting occurred around 11 a.m. on March 25 at the Dahlgren Weigh Station on Rt. 301 in King George County, Virginia.

Local news outlet WTVR reports that the incident began when law enforcement stopped an SUV with expired 30 day tags near the weigh station. When the SUV stopped, a female passenger in the SUV reportedly exited the vehicle and was shot by the male SUV driver. A Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer (CVEO) at the weigh station reportedly opened fire on the SUV driver, killing him.

The female was taken to the hospital for treatment.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

Police say that there is no ongoing threat to the public.

The incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story.


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