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Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Jim H. ()
Date: June 06, 2008 09:10AM

Did anyone else observe police responding to an incident at Safeway, in Kingstowne, Virginia?

My wife and I observed about 10 marked and unmarked units in front of the store at about 7 p.m. on our way to a church event. At its conclusion we drove by the store, now marked off with police tape. Officers were still on scene at that point. And, laying in the roadway just in front of the store what appeared to be a body in a body bag.

I spoke with bystanders who said they thought there was a shooting, I don't know. No release on the FCPD webpage.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: WashingToneLocian ()
Date: June 06, 2008 09:31AM

Jim H. Wrote:
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> Did anyone else observe police responding to an
> incident at Safeway, in Kingstowne, Virginia?
>
> My wife and I observed about 10 marked and
> unmarked units in front of the store at about 7
> p.m. on our way to a church event. At its
> conclusion we drove by the store, now marked off
> with police tape. Officers were still on scene at
> that point. And, laying in the roadway just in
> front of the store what appeared to be a body in a
> body bag.
>
> I spoke with bystanders who said they thought
> there was a shooting, I don't know. No release on
> the FCPD webpage.


I've been by that store hundreds of times. Hard to believe there would be a shooting in that shopping center. Seems like a decent neighborhood.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Al Gore ()
Date: June 06, 2008 10:23AM

it was man bear pig... and i finally got him!

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: June 06, 2008 02:02PM

Jim H. Wrote:
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> Did anyone else observe police responding to an
> incident at Safeway, in Kingstowne, Virginia?
>
> My wife and I observed about 10 marked and
> unmarked units in front of the store at about 7
> p.m. on our way to a church event. At its
> conclusion we drove by the store, now marked off
> with police tape. Officers were still on scene at
> that point. And, laying in the roadway just in
> front of the store what appeared to be a body in a
> body bag.
>
> I spoke with bystanders who said they thought
> there was a shooting, I don't know. No release on
> the FCPD webpage.


yeah, they busted a kid with window tint that was too dark.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: WashingToneLocian ()
Date: June 06, 2008 02:15PM

Gravis Wrote:
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> Jim H. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Did anyone else observe police responding to an
> > incident at Safeway, in Kingstowne, Virginia?
> >
> > My wife and I observed about 10 marked and
> > unmarked units in front of the store at about 7
> > p.m. on our way to a church event. At its
> > conclusion we drove by the store, now marked
> off
> > with police tape. Officers were still on scene
> at
> > that point. And, laying in the roadway just in
> > front of the store what appeared to be a body in
> a
> > body bag.
> >
> > I spoke with bystanders who said they thought
> > there was a shooting, I don't know. No release
> on
> > the FCPD webpage.
>
> yeah, they busted a kid with window tint that was
> too dark.


Come to think of it, isn't there an IHOP in that shopping center?

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: JJ ()
Date: June 06, 2008 04:36PM

Yep, suicide....

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Luth ()
Date: June 06, 2008 05:11PM

Yea they had one in Arlington County few nights ago, right across from the county court house. A fucker jumped from one of 'em high rises all butt-naked and splashed his brain matter all over the place. Suicides are increasing in this area, must be the high gas prices.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: shanon ()
Date: June 06, 2008 06:20PM

Hi there,

Im glad you posted... I have been curious about what happended last night in the Kingstowne Shopping center as well. I was there about 7:30pm and saw all the people watching as the police did CPR on a man. I asked around and what I have heard was that there was an attempted kidnapping at the store. Police were notified and as a result shot the suspect. Apparently he died later. The lifestar helicopter was on the scene as well. As were tons of police, ambulences, and firetrucks.

I was surprised that the Safeway was still open. No one was in the store at all. I asked the manager what happened and he said he didn't know. I am surprised that the story wasn't on the news as I saw lots of camera men on the scene. If anyone has any more info on the crime that took place in the Kingstowne Shopping Center...please share. Us, members of the community, should be aware of whats going on.

Thank you!
Shanon

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: jajaja ()
Date: June 06, 2008 06:45PM

it's weird. I always see people posting about murders and other serious crimes in fairfax, and it's not like they are even kidding. Yet I never see any of this shit receive coverage on the local news. Know what I'm saying? They always have stories about stuff going down in DC, maryland, and other countys..maybe it's just me

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: dan333 ()
Date: June 06, 2008 06:46PM

yea me and my mom were up there last night and she asked some of the people workin the store next door and some of the people standing outside. They said that some guy tried to take his girlfriend against her will and the cops where called and once he was surrounded he shot himself.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Reality ()
Date: June 06, 2008 06:47PM

jajaja Wrote:
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> it's weird. I always see people posting about
> murders and other serious crimes in fairfax, and
> it's not like they are even kidding. Yet I never
> see any of this shit receive coverage on the local
> news. Know what I'm saying? They always have
> stories about stuff going down in DC, maryland,
> and other countys..maybe it's just me

The media is simply a tool used by large corporations to feed propaganda into the citizens of this country encouraging the purchase of their product(s).

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: dan333 ()
Date: June 06, 2008 06:48PM

oh yea forgot to let ya know that they had the helo land in the parking lot thats why it was all taped off.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: fairfax ()
Date: June 07, 2008 01:47AM

well this area has its share of crime happening, but u wont find that out from reading the Post or watching the local 6 oclock news. news people get their stories from listening to Police scanners but fairfax doesn't broadcast serious crime over the radio they are simply sent to the cruisers laptop. i think thats one reason why u wont hear any crime in the area. atleast not as soon as they happen, they always wait few days until all the investigation is done before u hear it. for example, a week or so ago i was chillin and smoking shisha with friends in the Skyline area when all of a sudden there was a burst of gunfire and the next thing u know u got police cruisers all ova the place, i even saw Alexandria PD and K9. anyways, i looked so hard to find more info about it, by going to the PD site and there was nothing. so after few days later they burry that in the Weekly accident report thingy, and say someone was arrested for firing shots into the air and a moving car.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: HammerDropper2154 ()
Date: June 07, 2008 02:36AM

Wow you guys are really far off..... First of all the dude killed himself... but more importantly it was the usual hard ass, ignorant, cops that tried to save the dude. It was the police helicopter that landed and police were doin cpr////

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Janz ()
Date: June 07, 2008 02:53PM

This story reminds me of the man who committed suicide at the Kings Park Shopping Center. I heard he had shot himself in the head under one of the big trees facing Burke Lake Road, because his girlfriend broke up with him. I do know that the Washington Post ran a snippet about the story, but none of the local TV news stations would touch it, quoting one assignment desk editor at the time: "We don't do suicides". JLA 7

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Blake ()
Date: June 08, 2008 12:14AM

WashingToneLocian Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Jim H. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Did anyone else observe police responding to an
> > incident at Safeway, in Kingstowne, Virginia?
> >
> > My wife and I observed about 10 marked and
> > unmarked units in front of the store at about 7
> > p.m. on our way to a church event. At its
> > conclusion we drove by the store, now marked
> off
> > with police tape. Officers were still on scene
> at
> > that point. And, laying in the roadway just in
> > front of the store what appeared to be a body in
> a
> > body bag.
> >
> > I spoke with bystanders who said they thought
> > there was a shooting, I don't know. No release
> on
> > the FCPD webpage.
>
>
> I've been by that store hundreds of times. Hard to
> believe there would be a shooting in that shopping
> center. Seems like a decent neighborhood.


Has anyone heard anything new?

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: b0b ()
Date: June 11, 2008 01:49PM

Did the Ruby Tuesday on Van Dorn had something to do with the incident? I went to go eat there on that day to find a fire truck, two ambulances, and a police car blocking the restaurant entrance. We decided to go to Panera and got caught in the dozen cop cars as they were pulling up to block the Safeway parking lot for the helicopter landing.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: June 12, 2008 01:39PM

b0b Wrote:
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> Did the Ruby Tuesday on Van Dorn had something to
> do with the incident? I went to go eat there on
> that day to find a fire truck, two ambulances, and
> a police car blocking the restaurant entrance. We
> decided to go to Panera and got caught in the
> dozen cop cars as they were pulling up to block
> the Safeway parking lot for the helicopter
> landing.


the 12 cop cars were there because they pulled a guy over for a window tint violation. the ambulances were their because the cops shot the guy in the car.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: noname ()
Date: October 02, 2008 09:41AM

Your reply is the only one that accurately depicts the events of that evening.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: noname ()
Date: October 02, 2008 09:42AM

Dan333 -- Your reply is the only one that accurately depicts the events of that evening.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: nonmae ()
Date: October 02, 2008 05:57PM

no hes not. Because the attempted abduction didnt occur there, it occured miles away.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: spunky ()
Date: October 08, 2008 09:42PM

This explains so much. TY!

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: Nunya ()
Date: May 05, 2009 01:35PM

The man who comitted suicide @ Kings Park shopping Center was my brother-in law, my son is named after him. My ex-husband and his brother were identical twins--they were 21 when it happened. It was not b/c of his girlfriend breaking up with him, there were numerous other factors involved. I did not know the family at the time (1998), so my version of the story is second-hand, but my understanding is that he was a wonderful person who was going through a rough time emotionally.
I'm appalled at the lack of information or records available about the incident--it merited 102 words in the Washington Post. A-holes! The cops could have shot to wound, used rubber bullets, tried any number of things to disarm him, but they didn't--know why?? B/c they didn't give a flying fuck about some 21yr old kid with dreadlocks who had committed a (very minor and totally victimless) crime!
So they chose to allow him to take his life in front of a group of onlookers that I believe included his mother (an INCREDIBLE woman who absolutely epitomizes unconditional love, has a never-ending capacity to forgive, purely kind--a saint), little sister, girlfriend, and my ex-husband arrived @ the scene seconds after he had pulled the trigger & rode in the ambulance w/ him to the hospital.
This event had an enormous impact on the family-naturally-and should not have been swept under the rug like that. Fairfax County police should have done something other than fucking watch!! Unbelievable.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: May 05, 2009 02:51PM

SO Nunya, are you pinning the blame on the police? If so they need to use some rubber bullets on your dumbass.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: cville ()
Date: May 05, 2009 03:22PM

The original thread was about KingsTOWNE nunya.

Seriously, get a grip, this was 11 years ago. Pissed at the The Post for not writing enough? And the cops for not putting themselves into a situation with someone who is waving a gun around? Get on with your narrow-minded life.

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: jimmy jingles ()
Date: May 05, 2009 04:12PM

Nunya Wrote:
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> The man who comitted suicide @ Kings Park shopping
> Center was my brother-in law, my son is named
> after him.

Good to see David settled down finally.. Last I heard he ran away to join a punk rock band in Florida or something. Those two were a trip. Good memories!

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Re: Death in Kingstowne . . . Details?
Posted by: HebrewHammer ()
Date: May 05, 2009 09:24PM

Nunya Wrote:
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> The man who comitted suicide @ Kings Park shopping
> Center was my brother-in law, my son is named
> after him. My ex-husband and his brother were
> identical twins--they were 21 when it happened.
> It was not b/c of his girlfriend breaking up with
> him, there were numerous other factors involved.
> I did not know the family at the time (1998), so
> my version of the story is second-hand, but my
> understanding is that he was a wonderful person
> who was going through a rough time emotionally.
> I'm appalled at the lack of information or
> records available about the incident--it merited
> 102 words in the Washington Post. A-holes! The
> cops could have shot to wound, used rubber
> bullets, tried any number of things to disarm him,
> but they didn't--know why?? B/c they didn't give a
> flying fuck about some 21yr old kid with
> dreadlocks who had committed a (very minor and
> totally victimless) crime!
> So they chose to allow him to take his life in
> front of a group of onlookers that I believe
> included his mother (an INCREDIBLE woman who
> absolutely epitomizes unconditional love, has a
> never-ending capacity to forgive, purely kind--a
> saint), little sister, girlfriend, and my
> ex-husband arrived @ the scene seconds after he
> had pulled the trigger & rode in the ambulance w/
> him to the hospital.
> This event had an enormous impact on the
> family-naturally-and should not have been swept
> under the rug like that. Fairfax County police
> should have done something other than fucking
> watch!! Unbelievable.

No Law Enforcement agency in the entire united states is ever trained to shoot to wound someone. If someone hasa gun, and you shoot them in the leg, they can keep shooting, and take either the officer's life, or an innocent bystander.

In the words of Sgt.Apone from the movie Aliens "What are we supposed to use, harsh language?" He had a gun. The cops shot him. Sorry his mom and family got to witness it. What if they'd witnessed him shooting innocent bystanders?

As for the Post article, lots of people are killed by various means in this area every day, and get one or two lines about it.

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