Man arrested in shooting of two Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies

Two Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputies are recovering after they were shot during a domestic-related incident in Sterling on Christmas Eve.

Police say have arrested 39-year-old Douglas V. Johnson, Jr. from Sterling for shooting the two deputies.

They say a Johnson shot the deputies when they called for a domestic incident.

Detectives say Johnson was involved in a physical altercation with a family member when deputies arrived and attempted to defuse the situation.

During the encounter with police, Loudoun County Sherif's Office says Johnson walked upstairs and toward the doorway of a bedroom closet. But when the two deputies attempted to arrest the suspect, they say he made a sudden move into the closet. It was then they say that a deputy deployed his taser in response, while a second deputy attempted to restrain him.

Loudoun County Sheriffs say Johnson reached for his gun and fired at the deputies, shooting both of them. They say there was a third deputy who was in the house, the three deputies were able to handcuff and secure the suspect.

One of the Deputies, a female, was shot in the leg, the other, a male shot in the arm and both legs. Neither one will require surgery.

According to investigators, Johnson was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted capital murder. He remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

The names of the deputies have not been released at this time.