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F.C. Man, Armed with Assault-Style Weapon, Shot by SWAT Officer

David Vo. (Photo: Fairfax County Police)

A man, armed with an assault-style weapon, was shot by police Tuesday night in the Falls Church area of Fairfax Co., it was reported this morning.

Fairfax County Police report that officers from its Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) were serving a narcotics search warrant and arrest warrants at 10 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the 7600 block of Lee Landing Drive when they confronted David Vo, 24, of Falls Church who was brandishing the weapon. Vo was shot in the lower body by a member of the SWAT team and then officers immediately rendered medical aid before he was transported to a hospital, treated and released.

No officers were injured in the incident which police said resulted in multiple assault-style weapons, a pistol and narcotics recovered inside of Vo’s home by detectives.

In addition to the underlying charges of felony distribution of marijuana and felony failure to appear, Vo has been charged with distribution of marijuana while possessing a firearm, possession of a firearm with schedule I or II drug, ammunition possession by felon conviction within 10 years, firearm possession by non-violent felon and drug possession schedule I or II. He is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The officer who shot Vo, identified as Master Police Officer Eric Crago, is a 16-year veteran of the Fairfax Co. Police Department, assigned to the Special Operations Division. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigation, per department policy.