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Shooting in Fair Oaks

Fairfax County police say an officer shot a 27-year-old Fair Oaks man, early Wednesday morning, after he allegedly pulled a gun while detectives from the Organized Crime and Narcotics Division were serving a search warrant at his home. They were in the 12100 block of Monument Drive, and police say the warrant involved a narcotics investigation.

According to police, as detectives entered, the man produced a gun and one officer shot him in the upper body. He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, so police are not yet identifying the man. The officer was placed on routine, administrative leave pending an internal and parallel criminal investigation.

Centreville Gas Station Robbed

Fairfax County police are looking for the person who robbed the Newgate Exxon station at 13825 Lee Highway in Centreville. The incident occurred last Thursday, Nov. 29, around 9 p.m.

Police say a man pointed a handgun at the clerk, a 26-year-old Gainesville man, and demanded money. The victim complied and was not injured. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as about 25, about 180 pounds and 5 feet 11 inches. He wore a black ski mask, black coat and gloves, black pants and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or police at 703-691-2131.

Indecent Exposure in Centreville

Fairfax County police are also seeking a man who exposed himself to Centreville woman last Thursday, Nov. 29, while she was out walking. The woman, 28, was on Sully Park Drive near Truitt Farm Court, around 1:30 p.m., when the incident occurred.

As she walked next to the lake, she saw a man with a hood pulled over his head. Police say he then turned around and exposed himself to her and she called police.

He's described as white, 30-40, about 190 pounds and 6 feet tall. He wore a tan baseball cap; glasses; a maroon, hooded sweat shirt; and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or police at 703-691-2131.

Home Invasion in Chantilly

One minute, a woman was cooking in the kitchen of her Chantilly home and, the next, she was fending off a stranger. According to Fairfax County police, a man forced his way into the woman’s home in the 14700 block of Autumn Vale Court.

While cooking, Nov. 22 around 12:15 a.m., the woman, 58, heard a knock at her door. She saw a strange man standing on her doorstep and opened the door to see what he wanted. He then punched her in the face and pushed her into another room. But the woman fought back until he fled. She was not seriously injured.

The suspect is described as white, between 35-45, with dark, medium-length hair. He's about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches, with a small build. He wore all dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or police at 703-691-2131.

Rape Charge is Dropped

On Sept. 15, Fairfax County police accused Nouman Pannu, 21, of the Chantilly Farms community, of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old Fairfax woman, four days earlier. He was charged with rape and sexual battery. But last Monday, Nov. 26, in General District Court, before Judge Lisa Mayne, both charges against him were dropped.

Park Authority to Meet

The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

Westfield Community Coalition

The next meeting of the Westfield Community Coalition is Thursday, Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Contact Jennifer Cooper at 703-966-8304 or at jalcooper@aol.com.

Free Carseat Inspections

Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, Dec. 13, and Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 5-8:30 p.m. each day, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They’ll make sure the carseat is correct for the child’s age, height and weight, the child is securely placed in the seat, and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.

Appointments aren't necessary. But residents should install the seats themselves, so technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140 to confirm dates and times.