Chief of Police Fairfax Co. begins an internal investigation into the death of a police recruit, his wife

Police Chief Kevin Davis said the internal affairs investigation would look into how the officers in charge handled the situation. They will also determine whether the weapons found in the house should have been removed under Virginia’s Red Flag law.

The Fairfax County Police Chief has announced that an internal investigation is underway into the deaths of a police recruit and his wife.

Officers responded to the couple’s home in Mount Vernon, Virginia, just after 8pm on Saturday when they discovered the recruit’s wife had been shot. She later died at the hospital, police said. Officers also found a number of weapons in the house.

According to police, a few hours later officers were called home and the shot recruit was found. Death was pronounced at the scene.



Police Chief Kevin Davis said the internal affairs investigation would look into how the officers in charge handled the situation. They will also determine whether the weapons found in the house should have been removed under the Virginia Red Flag Act.

This law allows police to confiscate firearms from those who may pose a danger to themselves or others without the permission of a judge.

The police do not name the recruit and his wife. Both cases are being investigated as possible suicides.

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