May 18, 2017 Published in Courts & Crime, Top Stories

Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

At approximately 4:32 p.m. on May 17, Arlington County police attempted a traffic stop on a wanted suspect traveling on I-395 at Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) based on a lookout received from a license plate reader. The suspect refused to stop the vehicle, maneuvered around the officers and continued traveling along I-395. The officers continued to travel in the same direction as the suspect vehicle but no pursuit was initiated.

The suspect exited I-395 at Glebe Road where he encountered heavy traffic and officers again attempted to conduct a traffic stop. When officers approached the vehicle on foot, the suspect ignored their verbal commands, placed the vehicle in drive and struck an officer pinning him against another vehicle. At that time, shots were fired by officers, injuring the driver. Officers were then able to move the suspect vehicle and free the trapped officer.

Officers performed life saving measures before Arlington County Fire Department medics arrived on scene. Daniel George Boak, 28, of Centreville, VA, was transported to Virginia Hospital Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The officer struck by the suspect’s vehicle was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

This is an ongoing and active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective G. Seibert of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4199 or Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


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