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According to officials, a police officer named Dominic Winum in northern Virginia was fatally shot during a traffic stop on Friday afternoon and responding law enforcement fatally shot his attacker.
According to Police Chief Ryan Dean, Officer Dominic “Nick” Winum had been with the Town of Stanley Police Department since 2016. Winum was formerly a trooper with the Virginia State Police, who have shared their condolences.
HONORING THE FALLEN: #PWCPD officers from C-West were humbled to pay respects to #StanleyTownPolice Officer Dominic “Nick” Winum as his motorcade left the Manassas area this evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. pic.twitter.com/mYpkR8M72w
— Prince William County Police (@PWCPolice) February 28, 2021
He was 48 years old.
Fatally Shot (Killed In Traffic Stop Full Details)
According to news reports, Dakota Richards, 29, fired shots at Winum before the officer could leave his patrol car.
On behalf of Chief Ron Lantz, and the men and women of #ACPD, we send our condolences to the Town of Stanley Police Department. We will keep Officer Dominic Winum’s family, friends, and coworkers in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/QL3IhvdCvl
— Albemarle County Police Dept. (@ACPD_VA) February 27, 2021
Richards escaped but was later discovered hiding in a barn, according to Virginia State Police. Officers shot and killed Richards after he allegedly made a “threatening movement.” The circumstances concerning the traffic stop are uncertain.
Fauquier County first responders show their respect for fallen Officer Dominic “Nick” J. Winum as he makes his way home tonight. Rest In Peace brother. pic.twitter.com/6C2n17JLGy
— FauquierCoSheriff (@FauquierSheriff) February 28, 2021
Winum had been a member of the Stanley Police Department since 2016. He had previously worked as a Virginia state trooper.
The memorial continues to grow outside of the police department in Stanley, VA for Officer Dominic “Nick” Winum who was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday. @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/N8cUca7Ma1
— Justin Hinton (@justinhintontv) February 27, 2021
A suspect was arrested in New Orleans after an argument with a staff member while attempting to play the game at George Washington Carver High School, according to police.
When the officer tried to escort the suspect out of the house, the suspect reportedly pulled out a pistol and shot him. According to news accounts, the school was placed on lockdown following the shooting, and the game was eventually canceled.
New Orleans police said they had not yet identified the suspect or named the fallen officer awaiting the findings of an autopsy and notification of the officer’s family.
Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the members of the LCSO would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Stanley Police Department, family, and friends of Officer Dominic “Nick” J. Winum. pic.twitter.com/rg7yle9gG8
— Loudoun County Sheriff (@LoudounSheriff) February 27, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of Stanley Police Department Police Officer Dominic J. Winum who was shot and killed in the line of duty. May God grant him eternal peace. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/SBG58jqisv
— NYPD Chaplains Unit (@NYPDchaplains) February 27, 2021