One Loudoun Sheriff’s deputy and two others have been shot at the Walmart at Dulles Crossing Plaza off Atlantic Boulevard in Sterling and remain in serious, though not life threatening, condition, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kraig Troxell said.
Troxell said the Saturday evening incident began with a larceny at the Walmart, reported to have taken place shortly before 5 p.m.
At 5:20 p.m., Loudoun Sheriff’s deputies were on the scanner radioing that they were pursuing the shooter southbound on Rt. 28 toward the Fairfax County line. Deputies at 5:29 p.m. radioed that the suspect was out of the vehicle, fleeing on foot in Fairfax County.
At 5:42 p.m., police in Fairfax radioed they had found a pickup truck with a “smashed up” front end. The pursuit, which was helped by a helicopter above and K9 units on the ground, was happening within the neighborhood off Galesbury Lane just south of Rt. 50.
Fairfax police radioed at 6:24 p.m. that a witness saw the suspect, an Hispanic male, get into the backseat of a Ford Explorer with no tags before it pulled away. At 6:48 p.m., they radioed the suspect was still armed.
Fairfax police at 7:20 p.m. confirmed they had taken the suspect into custody after running behind houses and finally stopping at a house on the corner of Kincaid Court and Kincaid Place. The suspect had been shot in the arm but was awake, alert and answering questions.