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Tysons Corner Center Shooting: Police Shoots Suspect To Death in Shoplifting Incident

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This representation photo shows police lights as a shoplifter died during Tysons Corner Center shooting (Photo by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

Police in northern Virginia killed an alleged shoplifter after a foot chase outside Tysons Corner Center on Wednesday evening, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said. 

According to the police (per WJLA), the man was shot in the upper body outside the mall and was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries.

However, he was pronounced dead after a few hours. Officials idenfied the suspect as Timothy McCree Johnson, a 37-year-old man from Washington D.C. Fairfax County.

Police Chief Kevin Davis stated that the officer who fired the shots near the Tysons Corner Center was equipped with a body camera, and the footage from the camera is crucial in comprehending what occurred.

Tysons Corner Center Shooting

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the incident happened around 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the parking lot of a shopping centre. (Photo:

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Tysons Corner Center Shooting: Police Shoots Shoplifter

The incident began with two officers assigned to the Tysons Corner Center responding to reports of a shoplifting incident inside one of the area’s busiest shopping centers in the area and confronting the suspect within the mall.

A report from The Washington Post said the police chased the suspect on foot for roughly a quarter-mile until they reached a wooded area, where both officers shot their guns after the man ran outside. The man was hit in the upper body.

The police offered first aid on the spot, and the man was transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Davis stated. Neither of the officers sustained any injuries during the event.

Davis did not state the reason for the officers’ use of gunfire, adding that the police were unsure if the man had been carrying anything at the moment of the shooting.

While Davis chose not to disclose what object may have been stolen, he said the mall stayed open on Wednesday night. According to Davis, the police believe that another person accompanied the man who was shot and killed to the mall, and they are working to determine the identity of that person, who was not suspected of being involved in the theft in the Tysons Corner Center or the ensuing pursuit. The chief requested that anyone who observed any portion of the pursuit to contact the police at 866-411-TIPS.

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