Va. police fatally shoot federal officer
The victim did not comply with orders to drop the weapon
— PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
By PoliceOne Staff
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — According to a local television report from WJLA in Virginia, local police shot and killed 34-year-old Ricardo Leon, a lieutenant with the Naval Observatory police who was off duty at the time of the shooting.
According to the news report, Leon had been “in a rage” and throwing furniture out various windows of a Centreville home. Police reportedly encountered Leon in the garage of the residence, where he was apparently seen with a weapon—a shotgun—and did not comply with orders to drop the weapon.
Immediately after officers shot Leon, they reportedly attempted to save his life.