Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Fatal Shooting Aug. 5

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Fatal Shooting Aug. 5


A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputy responding to a domestic-related incident at a home in Aldie was involved in a fatal shooting Friday morning, according to reports from the department.

Johannes M. Wood, 58, of Aldie was killed after approaching the deputy with two knives and refusing to stop despite multiple warnings, said Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Kraig Troxell. The deputy responded by firing a single shot which fatally injured the subject, who died on the scene. No one else was injured during the incident.

Around 4:45 a.m. on Aug. 5, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disorderly subject damaging items inside the home in the 41400 block of Carriage Horse Drive. The call for law enforcement assistance was made by the sister of the subject who was at the residence.

There had been a previous call of a suspicious event at the same address Thursday at 9 a.m., though no actions were taken from police at that time, Troxell said.

Police are not yet sure if the subject lived in the residence or was just staying there. They police are not sure the number of people in the residence at the time of the shooting.

At the request of the Loudoun County Sheriff, the Virginia State Police is conducting the investigation.  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will assist as needed.

Veronike Collazo contributed to the report

Ryan Butler
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