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Man shot by Fairfax Co. security guard charged with assault

Fairfax County Police say community center security guard shot a man who "aggressively approached" the guard with a knife. (Courtesy Fairfax County Police)

WASHINGTON — A man shot by an uniformed security guard last month after approaching the guard with a knife has been charged with assault in Fairfax County.

Police said the incident started outside the Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria, Virginia on Sept. 14 when a security guard spoke to 37-year-old Jamon Downing about his unsecured dogs.

Downing placed his dogs in his car before turning and walking towards the security guard with a knife, police said. The security guard shot Downing once, but Downing survived.

No charges will be filed against the security guard.

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