John Geer, standing in his doorway, minutes before he was shot by a Fairfax County Police officer.
Photo courtesy of Michael Lieberman
Adam Torres, the Fairfax County Police officer who fired the shot that killed Springfield resident John Geer in August 2013, is no longer with the department, police said Aug. 7.
“This is a personnel matter,” the statement said.
Police spokesperson Lucy Caldwell would not elaborate on whether Torres was fired or quit, or on the nature of his work since being removed from field duty after the 2013 shooting.
Though no longer in the field, Torres had remained an employee of Fairfax County Police ever since the shooting, until the announcement of his leaving came.
The statement continues that Police Chief Edwin Roessler will have a further statement for the community once the members of a special grand jury — to decide if Torres committed a criminal action — has completed their work.