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FCPD investigates “self inflicted” shootings in Mount Vernon by police recruit and wife

The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating a pair of self-inflicted shootings involving a recruit (via FCPD/Twitter)

A Fairfax County Police Department recruit and his wife have died after apparently “self-inflicted” shootings, police confirmed today (Monday).

Fairfax County police responded twice to a house in the 4200 block of Sonia Court, just down Route 1 from the South County Government Center in the Mount Vernon area on Saturday (Feb. 26), according to the police report.

The first call came around 8:10 p.m., when police received a call from a man identified as FCPD recruit Matthew Farberov, 28.

Farberov said he found his wife suffering from a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted. She was taken to a hospital by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel, but later succumbed to her injuries.

Detectives concluded their initial investigation around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 27), only to be called back at 1:35 a.m. for a second “self-inflicted” shooting.

“Upon arrival, officers found Faberov suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the FCPD report says. “Farberov was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The manner and cause of death will be confirmed with autopsies by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

According to The Washington Post, Police Chief Kevin Davis has ordered an internal investigation into the shootings, focused on how the responding officers handled the incident, including whether the firearms in the home should have been seized and a delay in sharing information with the public.

Photo via FCPD/Twitter

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