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No Word Yet on Why Fairfax Police Shot and Killed David A. Masters

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By Jonathan Wilson

A spokesman for the Fairfax Police Department says investigators aren't ready to say why Fairfax officers shot and killed an unarmed man a week ago.

Fairfax Police say three officers suspected 52-year-old David Alan Masters had stolen items from a nearby business. They say they made two attempts at traffic stops, but Masters drove off. After the second attempt, they say one officer shot him.

After a preliminary investigation, Fairfax Police say Masters did not have gun in his car.

Officer Bud Walker says the department is asking the public for patience.

"We want to know the story as much as they do," Walker says, "but we don't want to put out information prematurely that could compromise the investigation or be inaccurate."

Walker says the Fairfax homicide squad and internal affairs detectives are investigating Masters' death.

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