One officer dead after shooting in Northern Virginia

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) – The Prince William County Police Department announced Saturday night that one of the three officers shot responding to a domestic related incident earlier in the evening in Woodbridge, Virginia, has died.

A statement released on the department’s Facebook page said, “It is with profound sadness that we announce that Prince William County Police Officer Ashley Guindon, one of the officers involved in this evening shooting … has died as a result of her injuries sustained during the incident.”

Officer Ashley Guindon was sworn in Friday, and killed in the line of duty Saturday
Officer Ashley Guindon was sworn in Friday, and killed in the line of duty Saturday

The statement said the remaining two officers wounded during the encounter are continuing to be treated for their injuries.

“We ask for everyone’s thoughts and prayers as our department deals with this tragic loss.”

A suspect, who was not injured in the shooting, is in custody.

The incident occurred in around 5:30 p.m. in Woodbridge, about 20 miles southwest of Alexandria.

According to a picture on the department’s Facebook page, this was her first weekend on the job, she was sworn in Friday.


According to reports by NBC-4 in Washington, D.C. three officers were shot Saturday night.

The shooting occurred at a home in Prince William County. The officers were shot when responding to a domestic-related incident.

The three officers were taken to the hospital, their condition is not known at this time.

Police say the suspected shooter is in custody.

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