Update: Falls Church man detained, facing charges after shooting teen in face

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Update (12/18 6:51 a.m.): Fairfax County Police say a 61-year-old man from Falls Church was arrested after shooting a teenager in the face. The man was detained after police shot him.

Police say they responded to the 2000 block of Peach Orchard Drive at 10:49 a.m. after a teenager advised 911 that he was shot in the face by a man living in the apartment. The teenager told 911 that the man who shot him was trying to break into the bedroom the teen sheltered in.

Upon arrival, police say they tried to negotiate with the man from outside the apartment to deescalate the situation. Police decided the negotiations were not working, and the teenager’s life was in imminent danger, so they entered the apartment.

Police say they encountered the man, who was armed with a gun, and two officers opened fire, striking him in the upper body.

Police say the teen victim was then immediately removed from the scene and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The man was transported to the hospital, and his condition is unknown.

Police say the man’s identity and the charges he will face will be made available when arrest warrants are served.

The two officers who opened fire were placed placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation by the Major Crimes Bureau and an administrative investigation.


MCLEAN, Va. (WDVM) — McLean officers arrived in the area of 2000 block of Peach Orchard Drive in response to a report of an individual shot.

According to officials, once they arrived on the scene an armed confrontation ensued between officers and an individual. Officials say two people were transported to a nearby hospital and no officers were injured.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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