2020 | Police & Fire

Updated: Montgomery County detectives ‘involved’ in fatal shooting of homicide suspect in Virginia Beach

U.S. Marshals task force tried to arrest man on Montgomery County warrant

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Montgomery County police detectives were “involved” in the fatal shooting Wednesday morning in Virginia Beach of a man authorities say was wanted for homicide in Montgomery County.

The U.S. Marshals Service wrote in a press release that task force officers fatally shot a homicide suspect around 6:30 a.m. after the man showed a handgun. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, they wrote.

The Marshals Service wrote that the shooting happened in the 900 block of Maitland Drive in Virginia Beach. No officers were injured, they said.

Nikki Credic-Barrett, a spokeswoman for the Marshals Service, said in an interview Wednesday that the suspect was a man who had an outstanding warrant from Montgomery County police.

Montgomery County police wrote in a press release that multiple county detectives were assisting other cold case detectives when a “confrontation” with the man led to him being fatally shot. Police did not specify whether a Montgomery County detective shot the man or provide any other additional details.

Police did not release the names of any of the detectives involved. They did not have any additional details to share Thursday morning.

Police said all of the county police detectives who were “involved” in what happened in Virginia Beach will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol for officer-involved shootings.

Authorities said that both Virginia Beach police and U.S. Marshals are investigating the shooting, with Virginia Beach officials taking the lead. They did not release additional details.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com