Police kill burglary suspect in Dumfries

WASHINGTON – A burglary suspect has been shot and killed by Prince William County Police in Dumfries.

A police spokesman says officers shot a man after he pulled out a gun in a wooded area off Route 1 after fleeing from a traffic stop.

The incident has closed northbound Route 1 near Bradys Hill Road.

Police initially found the suspect in a vehicle that was seen at a burglary in the 1500 block of Indiana Avenue in Woodbridge Wednesday. When police found the car, the driver, a female, surrendered without incident.

Police did not release the names of the suspects.

The officers involved have been put on administrative leave while the incident is under investigator.

WTOP’s Hank Silverberg contributed to this report. Follow Hank and WTOP on Twitter.

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