Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Man shot after chase with Manassas City police

Man shot after chase with Manassas City police

City police spotted the vehicle and tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver ignored their commands.

After the chase, which ended at George Hellwig Memorial Park along Bristow Road, there was some kind of altercation between the driver and numerous police officers.

A vehicle chase that ended with police shooting a man at a rural park early Friday appears to have started with a freaky call to 911 in Manassas.

Prince William County Police will be investigating the "criminal aspect of the shooting", due to the incident happening in a park in the county.

Manassas police initially responded to investigate a report of shots fired within the city limits, Perok said in a release.

"During the encounter, officers shot the driver", Perok said.

Officers performed life-saving efforts until rescuers arrived.

The driver was flown to the hospital with serious injuries.

Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen says six officers are on administrative leave, including two involved in the shooting. A juvenile passenger was in the vehicle but was not injured.

"We will obviously be interviewing the officers and those involved", Perok said.

"We'll also be conferring with the commonwealth's attorney on how to proceed further", he added.

An 18-year-old man was shot by police after a pursuit in Prince William County.

No officers were injured in the incident.

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