<b>Police Shoot, Kill
Man on Memorial Day</b>
Arlington police were involved in a fatal shooting in the early morning hours of Monday, May 27.
Police gave this account of the events leading to the shooting:
Dispatchers received a 911 call from a cell phone at 3:36 a.m. Monday. The caller, a South Arlington man, told police he had just shot his wife and her boyfriend.
Officers responded to the report, finding a woman dead from a gunshot wound in an apartment in the 2500 block of South Adams Street. They also found another man who said he had jumped from the window of the third-story apartment to escape the shooter, seriously injuring his leg in the process. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and remained in the hospital on Tuesday morning.
Police called in backup, and officers searching the area found a man armed with a handgun, suspect in the homicide, who was trying to flee the area, according to police reports. Officers confronted the man in the 2300 block of South 25th Street, telling him to drop his weapon. When he did not respond, police said, one or more police officers opened fire on the man, who died as a result of his injuries.
Officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of an internal investigation and review by the Commonwealth's Attorneys Office — a routine move in fatal shootings, department spokesperson Matt Martin said.
Police said they are withholding information on the shooting until the internal inquiry is complete. The identities of the deceased are also unreleased, until police have notified the next of kin for both man and woman.
Police were also involved in a fatal shooting incident on April 3, when a man barricaded in his apartment shot himself as police made their way into the home. No officers were placed on leave in that case, however, as no police guns were fired in the incident.
Mike Clancy cinched up the first step in his run for County Board in the November elections last Thursday, as Arlington Republicans unanimously voted for Clancy as the party’s nominee. He faced no challengers.
Clancy will face Democratic nominee Chris Zimmerman, current County Board chair and six-year board member, in the campaign leading up to the Nov. 5 elections. Clancy also ran for board in 2001 as an independent, facing Jay Fisette.
<b>Warner Appoints Two
More Arlingtonians </b>
Gov. Mark Warner (D) announced another round of state appointments last week, including state positions for two Arlington residents.
Leni Gonzalez has been appointed executive director of the Virginia Business Education Partnership, a program funded with federal grants that establishes partnerships between Virginia high schools, students, parents and local businesses, providing training for students making them more attractive employees after graduation.
Gonzalez comes to the partnership after managing similar programs for Arlington United Way, and currently manages the South Arlington Low Income Tax Clinic, funded by the IRS. She has also served on an Arlington Public Schools’ Committee on Hispanic Achievement.
Warner also announced the appointment of Arlingtonian Aneesh Chopra to the Southern Technology Council. The Council is a national advisory group to the Southern Growth Policies Board, a semi-governmental body focusing on issues affecting employment and economies across the southern U.S. Council members are appointed by 15 southern states, including Virginia, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, and others, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Chopra is currently director of business development for the Advisory Board Company, a national company based in Washington offering consulting services to hospitals, medical centers, insurance companies and other health-related businesses.
The story "Budget Vote Shows Signs of Election Politics," (May 22-28) should have said that School Board member David Foster is the one current board member who was elected to the board with no local party endorsement, Democratic or Republican.