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UPDATED: Police Release More Info on Lake Ridge Officer-Involved Shooting

| August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

UPDATED Monday, Aug. 19 at 12:30 p.m.: Prince William Police have charged Mark Edward Johnson with attempted malicious assault on law enforcement officer, Aug. 16.

Johnson is the suspect shot by a Prince William Police officer, Aug. 15 at the 4300 block of Flodden Court in Lake Ridge.

According to police, Johnson approached officers with a knife.

Prince William Police have released more information on the incident. 

According to police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Perok, the suspect’s wife first called a friend regarding the domestic argument. The friend, in turn, made the call to police.

“When the officers arrived, they encountered the wife in front of the home where she informed the officers that the suspect was threatening harm to her and their children,” said police spokesperson Sg. Jonathan Perok. “Officers were also informed that the suspect was armed with a knife and pellet gun.”

The suspect eventually came to the front door of the home before officers engaged him as he charged towards them with the knife. In response, an officer fired at him.

The suspect, identified as Mark Edward Johnson, was transported to an area hospital where he remains in custody.

The criminal and administrative investigations into the incident are continuing.

Police arrested Mark Edward Johnson, 54, of Flodden Court in Woodbridge, on Aug. 16 and charged him with 2 counts of attempted malicious wounding of a LEO

His court date has been set for October 2, 2019. He remains hospitalized.

The shooting remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL post, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. 

Prince William Police have released information on an “officer-involved shooting” that took place early Thursday morning in Lake Ridge while officers were responding to a call of a domestic dispute involving weapons.

The victim of the shooting, a suspect in a domestic dispute, was allegedly advancing towards the officer with a knife.  

Officers responded to a residence located in the 4300 block of Flodden Court in Woodbridge to investigate a “domestic with weapons,” Aug. 15 at 6:12 a.m.

“The caller reported to police that she and her husband were involved in an argument and that he was armed with a screwdriver. Two officers initially arrived at the home and encountered the caller on the front lawn,” said Prince William head PIO, Sgt. Jonathan Perok.

According to Perok, the caller further advised officers that her husband was armed with knife and a BB gun. While speaking to the caller, the husband approached the front door.

“Officers issued commands to him before he exited the home and advanced towards the officers with the knife. The two officers on scene shot towards the suspect with their department-issued firearms,” Perok said.

The suspect was struck in the upper body and subsequently detained in front of the residence. Officers rendered aid to the suspect until Fire & Rescue personnel arrived at the home.

No officers were injured during the incident.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect has been identified as a 54-year-old man of Woodbridge.

The involved officers will be placed on routine paid leave.

The Prince William County Police Department is the lead agency handling this incident. A criminal investigation and separate administrative investigation are currently underway.

More details are still being gathered in this incident and will be released when available. The investigation continues.

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