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Posted on: March 18, 2022

LCSO On-Scene of Deputy-Involved Fatal Shooting

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Loudoun County, VA (March 18, 2022) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is on the scene of a deputy-involved fatal shooting involving a female subject armed with a knife. 

Shortly after 4 a.m. this morning LCSO Deputies responded to an apartment in the 46600 block of Ellicott Square in the Potomac Falls area for a reported domestic-related incident. As deputies arrived on the scene, one female was inside the apartment with stab wounds. 

A second adult female who was armed with a knife exited the apartment and refused to drop the knife. She then lunged at the deputies and was shot. She was immediately rendered aid and was taken to a local hospital where she died. 

The female stabbing victim was also taken to a local hospital where she is being treated for her wounds. Her injuries are considered non-life-threatening. 

No deputies were injured during the incident. 

The Virginia State Police is conducting an investigation into the shooting at the request of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. 

There is no threat to the community and the scene is contained. More details will be released as they become available. 

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