Police: Shots fired at officers in Fairfax County; suspect in custody

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Fairfax County police say a suspect has been taken into custody after shots were fired at officers in Franconia on Wednesday.

According to police, officers responded to a home in the 6200 block of Larkspur Drive just before 5 p.m. for what was reported as a suspicious event. When they arrived, gunshots were fired from inside the home in the direction of the officers.

None of the officers were hit or injured from the gunfire, police said.

Police established a perimeter and a SWAT team, crisis negotiators and a K-9 were called in to the scene in what turned into a barricade situation.

At around 6:15 p.m., police said the 19-year-old suspect exited the home armed with at least one handgun. After refusing to surrender after verbal commands were given, police fired a beanbag round from a shotgun and released a K-9 to take the suspect into custody. Charges are still pending.

The suspect was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Residents in the area were advised to remain indoors, preferably in a basement or the lowest level of their home, as police investigated the situation.

Police said they also came to the home earlier in the day at 9:30 a.m. for a domestic call, which was believed to be an altercation between a father and son. The father was arrested and charged with assault on a family member.

Police closed Franconia Road between S Van Dorn Street and Beulah Street, but the road was later reopened Wednesday night.