(Updated at 3:45 p.m.) A dog was shot and killed by Fairfax County police during a search of a house in Herndon this morning.
Officers with the Fairfax County Police Department’s SWAT team were serving a search warrant in the 1500 block of Powells Place Tavern, a neighborhood of single-family homes near Dranesville Elementary School, according to the department.
The team was looking to recover police equipment that had been stolen “from another jurisdiction,” the FCPD said at 7 a.m.
“During the service, at least one officer discharged their firearm striking a dog,” police said. “No other injuries reported.”
The department tweeted at 7:35 a.m. that the dog had died.
In an update this afternoon, police said the search warrant was executed in connection to a larceny of an unmarked Prince William County police vehicle reported in the 13900 block of Mansarde Avenue in the Dulles area on July 28.
“The unmarked police vehicle was assigned to a civilian investigator from the Prince William County Police Department,” the FCPD said. “A ballistic vest, a gas mask and a set of keys were stolen from inside the vehicle.”
The department say it obtained the search warrant after its Gang Intelligence Unit detectives learned that an 18-year-old Herndon area resident had the stolen items. The teen was arrested today, and the stolen property was recovered, along with an “AK47-style rifle,” police said.
Per the FCPD, the teen has been charged with possession of stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held in custody with no bond.
“The circumstances leading up to the discharge of the firearm and the death of the domestic animal are being investigated by our Internal Affairs Bureau,” the FCPD said. “We will provide additional information when it becomes available.”
The dog was declared deceased. Stolen equipment was recovered & the man was taken into custody. Our Internal Affairs Bureau is responding to the scene.
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) December 7, 2022
Photo via FCPD/Facebook
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