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Suspect shot after foot chase through Warrenton Lakes

Friday, Mar. 6 | By Megan Spicer
Appomattox Drive was blocked off while police investigate the scene of the shooting. Photo by Megan Spicer
There was an officer-involved shooting behind the 6400 block Appomattox Drive in the Warrenton Lakes neighborhood Friday afternoon, according to Lt. James Hartman of the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting took place after a foot chase through the woods behind the Warrenton Lakes neighborhood, which is off U.S. 29. Police tracked the suspect through the woods.

A deputy observed the suspect, who police have not identified yet, involved in a illegal activity, according to Hartman. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, at which point the suspect fled in his vehicle, Hartman said.

The suspect crashed his car on Blackwell Road and proceeded to flee on foot, according to Hartman.

A uniformed and plain clothes deputy pursued the suspect on foot and a perimeter was established in Warrenton Lakes, Hartman said. Virginia State Police and Warrenton Police Department assisted during the incident.

A police dog was used to track the suspect through the woods behind Warrenton Lakes, Hartman said. During the pursuit, the suspect indicated that he was armed with a firearm, Hartman said.

Police cornered the suspect behind the 6400 block of Appattomox Road, Hartman said.

The incident is under investigation by the Virginia State Police.

Police could not indicate the condition the suspect was in when taken to the hospital.

The suspect was allegedly shot in the arm after police were able to confront him. Police would not confirm or deny the information citing the ongoing investigation.

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