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Man Charged in Last Week’s Car Theft & Shooting in F.C.

michelmug037The man who was shot after allegedly stealing a Mercedes and police cruiser in Falls Church last Thursday has been charged with felonious assault and attempted malicious wounding of a police officer.

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Joseph Lawrence Michel. (Photo: FCPD)

The man who was shot after allegedly stealing a Mercedes and police cruiser in Falls Church last Thursday has been charged with felonious assault and attempted malicious wounding of a police officer.

Police charged Joseph Lawrence Michel, 50, with felonious assault on a police officer and attempted malicious wounding of a police officer on Tuesday, November 9. Warrants were served after Michel was released from the hospital on the same day. He is currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh, meanwhile, has informed Colonel David M. Rohrer, Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, that he finds no basis for criminal liability on the part of PFC Paul Cable, the officer who shot and wounded Michel last Thursday, November 4. Cable is assigned to the McLean district station. He has seven years of law enforcement service, two of them with the FCPD.

The administrative investigation continues.

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