Police Release Security Footage of Gomez Shooting

Police Release Security Footage of Gomez Shooting

Law enforcement invites media to view and break-down sequence of events

On Dec. 20, Fairfax County Police released security camera footage showing the sequence of events that led up to and immediately followed Master Deputy Sheriff Patrick McPartlin shooting Yovani Amaya Gomez at the bus depot outside Inova Fairfax Hospital on Aug. 15, 2016.

The previous Friday, Dec. 16, Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh announced his decision that McPartlin was not criminally liable in the shooting and that it was a "justified homicide."

David Smith, commander of Fairfax County Police Department major crimes division, broke down the security camera footage of events leading up to and following Yovani Amaya Gomez (pictured on screen holding a sign post he used to attack a security guard and Sheriff’s deputy) being shot by Master Deputy Sheriff Patrick McPartlin.

A report on Morrogh's decision is available online here (link: http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/dec/20/fairfax-county-sheriffs-deputy-cleared-fatal-shoot/).

The full, unedited security footage of Gomez released by Fairfax County Police is available on YouTube here (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp1uyBk0CW4&feature=youtu.be). Security guards first engage with him around the 53-minute mark.