(Updated at 3:30 p.m.) A man said to be armed and firing gunshots in the Green Valley neighborhood has been hospitalized after what police are calling an “officer-involved shooting.”
Officers swarmed the neighborhood after a dispatch, shortly after 7:35 p.m., for a man sitting in front of a house and firing gunshots on the 2100 block of S. Shirlington Road. It’s unclear what he was shooting at prior to police arriving on scene.
A chaotic series of transmissions on the police dispatch channel followed, including officers saying that shots were being fired, that the suspect was walking down the street and not dropping the gun, the sound of yelling, and warnings of potential crossfire. Shortly thereafter, the suspect was reported to be down.
Both police and the suspect fired shots, according to the Arlington County Police Department.
“ACPD responded to 2100 block of Shirlington Rd for the report of shots fired,” the department said. “Arriving officers made contact with armed suspect. Suspect and officers discharged firearms. Suspect has been transported to an area hospital. No officers injured.”
Later, police said the man is expected to survive.
“The suspect, an adult male, is in stable condition at the hospital,” ACPD said. “There are no outstanding suspects related to this incident. There is no apparent ongoing threat to the community.”
The Critical Incident Response Team, established by Northern Virginia police and sheriff agencies to investigate police shootings and other “critical incidents” involving law enforcement, “will conduct the criminal investigation into tonight’s officer-involved shooting,” ACPD said.
Several blocks of Shirlington Road remained closed for an extended period of time. S. Glebe Road was temporarily closed during the incident.
ACPD issued for following press release Saturday afternoon, identifying the suspect as a 44-year-old Maryland man.
A Maryland man is facing charges following an investigation into shots fired in the Green Valley neighborhood which resulted in an officer-involved shooting. El-Amin Mutee, 44, of Waldorf, MD is charged with Brandishing and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Additional charges are pending.
At approximately 7:36 p.m. on October 14, police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Shirlington Road for the report of multiple shots fired. Responding officers encountered the armed suspect in the roadway and gave him commands to drop his weapon. The suspect refused to comply with the officers’ commands and raised the firearm. Two officers then discharged their firearms, injuring the suspect. Officers administered first aid and the suspect was transported to the hospital where he remains in stable condition. The suspect’s firearm was recovered on scene and the preliminary investigation confirmed shots had been fired. No officers or community members were injured as a result of the incident.
At the request of Chief Andy Penn, the regional Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) was activated to investigate the incident. Following completion of the investigation by CIRT, the investigative file will be forwarded to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for independent review. In accordance with department policy, the two officers have been placed on routine administrative leave.
There is no ongoing threat to the community related to this incident. This remains an active criminal investigation and anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact CIRT through the Arlington County Police Department’s Tip Line at 703-228-4180 or [email protected] Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
MAN WITH GUN, SHOTS FIRED IN ARLINGTON— 2100 blk Shirlington Road in Green Valley area. Unclear if the police have fired as well. Caller had stated gunman had fired shots prior to police arrival. Police have closed down the neighborhood while they locate shooter. @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/QXSkvBjtkU
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) October 14, 2022
Breaking: After @ArlingtonVaPD responded to a report of a man firing shots on Shirlington Rd off Glebe Rd, there was a report of more gunfire when police arrived. Apparently the suspect is down with no police injured. #police @ARLnowDOTcom @RealTimeNews10
— Dave Statter (@STATter911) October 14, 2022
LOCATION: 2100 Block of Shirlington Rd.
INCIDENT: Police Department Activity
IMPACT: All lanes on Shirlington Rd. blocked between 21st Rd. S and 24th Rd. S. Seek alternate routes and avoid area due to Police activity. pic.twitter.com/4BPUVxI6kW
— Arlington Alert (@ArlingtonAlert) October 14, 2022
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