Police: Officer fatally shoots man who shot 2, took hostage
HERNDON, Va. - Police in Virginia say an officer shot and killed a man who shot two others and then kept a hostage barricaded inside a home even after it caught fire.
Fairfax County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker told reporters Monday afternoon that after the home in Herndon, a suburb of Washington, went up in flames that firefighters were not able to enter because the man kept shooting inside.
Parker says officers talked by phone with the suspect as the fire intensified. Police say when the suspect opened the front door, an officer shot him. The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Firefighters then brought the blaze under control.
Parker says the hostage was treated at the scene and the two other men who were shot were hospitalized.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Two EBRP inmates received Father's Day gifts like no others
Three stolen dirt bikes found, three still missing from Denham Springs home
Nightly closures on Highland Road, lane shifts on I-10 start this weekend
New ordinance will make it more expensive to build in Livingston Parish...
Judge clears officers for not arresting deputy after deadly crash
'That's typical LSU;' Tailgating underway ahead of Baton Rouge Super Regional
PREVIEW: Southern breaks down Starkville Regional
LSU softball lands national No. 10 seed
Balancing Football and Track: The story of Kary Vincent Jr.
Sha'Carri Richardson's impressive impact on LSU Track and Field