It was a violent Christmas Eve for two law enforcement officers in Virginia. The two deputies were shot when a man fired at them during a dispute with his daughter.
Three officers reportedly responded to a “domestic incident” just before 4 p.m. at a home 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. According to Fox5DC, the officers found Douglas V. Johnson Jr., 39, arguing with his 19-year-old daughter in the house.
They tried to calm Johnson for an hour, but they had no success. Eventually, Johnson walked upstairs and into a bedroom closet. Two of the deputies attempted to arrest him when he reached for a gun and fired bullets, striking both the officers. One deputy deployed his taser and struck Johnson.
The two deputies were hospitalized and treated for gunshot wounds to one arm and their legs.
They are expected to make a full recovery.
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