VA Officer Attacked in Patrol Vehicle, Suspect Fatally Shot

Chief Davis called the police officer who responded "a hero," adding that the responding officer was "fighting for his life."

A man is dead after Fairfax County,VA, police said he was shot during a struggle with officers in a McDonald's parking lot in Alexandria Thursday afternoon.

Chief Davis said an officer was responding to a report of a stolen U-Haul truck, which he saw in the parking lot of a nearby Citgo gas station, Fox 5 reports.

When the officer approached the U-Haul and the suspect, Davis said the man — who has been identified as 38-year-old Brandon Lemagne —  pushed the officer inside his marked car and began physically assaulting him. 

During the scuffle, the chief said the officer was radioing that he was being attacked and that Lemagne had a gun.

Davis said that a responding officer pulled the suspect off of his colleague, fired his gun and the chief said the suspect died at the scene. 

A civilian video captured the incident and was posted on Twitter.

Chief Davis called the police officer who responded "a hero," adding that the responding officer was "fighting for his life."

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