Woman hospitalized following Springfield officer-involved shooting


SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WDVM) — Fairfax County Police reported an officer-involved shooting on Monday evening that left one woman hospitalized in critical condition.

Police said that they received the 911 call just before 5:30 p.m. from a group home. The caller said that a woman was throwing things, acting violently and threatening to harm herself and the other occupants.

Two officers arrived to the home on the 8000 block of Gosport Lane to what Chief Kevin Davis described as a “chaotic scene.” They were confronted by a woman who was holding a knife when one officer shot at her, hitting her in the abdomen.

Police said that the woman is currently being treated for her wounds and received immediate medical attention at the scene.

Both police were wearing body cameras at the time of the incident, and the footage is being reviewed in an ongoing investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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