Police officer killed on her first day on job

Police officer killed on her first day on job

A Virginia police officer who was on her first shift with a department was shot and killed Saturday and two other officers were wounded in a standoff stemming from a call about a domestic-related incident.

Prince William County Police Department said officers responded to a call about 5:30 p.m. in Woodbridge, about 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. It’s unclear how the altercation between the suspect and police began, but the suspect is in custody and was not injured, Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.

The suspect has not been identified, but Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebery says he has authorized a capital murder charge, among other counts, against the suspect.

A county leader said a civilian woman was also killed in the domestic dispute.

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The department said in a statement on Facebook that Officer Ashley Guindon had died “as a result of her injuries sustained during the incident.” The other officers were still being treated for wounds stemming from the shooting, the statement said.

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