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Sheriff’s deputy shoots man outside Prince William County apartment

Shooting Investigation – On May 24 at 11:16PM, officers responded to the Fields of Manassas apartment complex located in the 7400 block of Willoughby Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shots fired call.

When officers arrived in the area, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. That man was transported to an area hospital for treatment and has since been released. The investigation revealed that a large group had gathered in the above area and were actively fighting.

At one point, someone in the group brandished a firearm and fired multiple times into the air. The gunfire prompted several residents in the complex to contact the Public Safety Communications Center.

Prior to officers arriving, a security resident of the apartment complex, identified as an off-duty Prince William County sheriff’s deputy, confronted multiple individuals who were running from the area. During the encounter, the deputy, who was armed and not in uniform, fired a handgun and struck the adult male initially located by officers.

Prince William County police officers began arriving in the area shortly thereafter. The deputy was not injured and no other injuries or property damage were reported. A police K-9 and helicopter from Fairfax County police assisted with an area search for individuals involved in the fight.

Multiple individuals were subsequently detained. The Prince William County Police Department is the lead agency handling this investigation. The Prince William County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a separate administrative investigation into the incident. More information will be released when available.

The investigation continues.

This is the same apartment complex where a man was stabbed to death on July 30, 2016.

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