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Fairfax Officer Kills Man, Police Say

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By Allan Lengel
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A Fairfax County police officer conducting an investigation in the Fair Oaks area shot and killed a 37-year-old man last night while both were inside a sport-utility vehicle, police said.

Police released few details early today as the department's internal affairs and criminal investigators tried to sort out the events that led to the 9:35 p.m. shooting in the 11600 block of Cavalier Landing Court, an area of high-rise condominiums, police spokesman Richard Henry said.

The officer was part of the department's tactical unit, which "conducts high-risk" assignments. Henry said other officers were also in the area.

After the shooting, the man was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Henry declined to disclose what the officers were investigating or whether the man was armed.

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