WASHINGTON – A police response to a domestic violence call in Alexandria ended in police shooting an killing a man Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred when Alexandria Police arrived on the domestic violence call at Duke Street near Quaker Lane.
“Our officers responded to a domestic incident. This incident resulted in a fatal police-involved shooting,” said Alexandria Police spokesperson Ashley Hildebrandt.
The man who was killed did have a weapon, Hildebrandt says.
Police won’t talk about the victim, or the specific circumstances that led to the 911 call. Hildebrandt would not say if the man pulled the weapon on the officers.
But, ABC 7 says the family of the man killed identified him as 30-year-old Taft Sellers, a former Marine sergeant who grew up in Alexandria.
A witness, who was working nearby, told ABC 7 she looked out the window when she heard a commotion.
“The guy was on the step and he had something in his hand, and I was like, ‘Is he really going to go up against all those cops,'” the witness said. “And then I heard one shot and the next thing I know they all opened their guns.”
No further information is yet available on the case.