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5 police officers shoot at, kill 79-year-old man in gated Montclair community

Prince William County Police say no officers were injured in the shooting.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Prince William County Police are investigating after five officers shot at a man who later died from his injuries Thursday night, police said.

Around 7:14 p.m., Prince William County Police were called to the scene of a shooting in the 3600 block of Secret Grove Court in Montclair, Virginia. Police said a man was shot by an officer and transported to a local hospital for his injuries, where he later died.

The shooting happened in a gated community, Prince William County Police said in a tweet. No entry was permitted into the community Thursday night, per management. 

First Sergeant Jonathan Perok with Prince William County Police offered more details about what happened in a release early Friday morning.

Perok said officers first responded to a call of a suicidal person. A woman called police and said her husband was making concerning statements while armed with a handgun.

When officers got to the house, the man ran off on foot, still armed with the gun. Police requested help searching for the man from a Fairfax County Police helicopter, Perok said.

The helicopter spotted the man in a nearby wooded area, where he was seen walking back toward the house. Responding officers met him at the front door, and he was still armed with the handgun.

Perok said five officers fired at the man. Police did not say how many times the man was shot, nor if the man shot at police. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The man was later identified as 79-year-old Kurtis Kay Frevert from Dumfries.

The involved officers will be placed on paid leave, Perok said.

The Prince William County Police Department is the lead agency handling this incident. A criminal investigation and separate administrative investigation are currently underway.

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