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Police Shooting In Fairfax Remains A Mystery

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By Kate Sheehy

Fairfax County police officers still don't have an answer as to why an officer shot an unarmed man in the middle of an intersection last month.

Dave Masters was a former member of the elite military unit the "Green Berets," and had a history of mental illness, having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. According to the Washington Post, last month after Masters took some flowers from the front of a landscaping business, police pulled him over at Route 1 and Forth Hunt Road. What provoked an officer to shoot the 52-year-old Masters through the rear passenger window of his car, killing him, remains a mystery.

The 26-year-old officer who fired his weapon has not been named, but is said to have six years experience on the force. He reportedly remains on restricted duty.

Fairfax police are not releasing any public information regarding motive, the number of shots fired or witness accounts. A Fairfax police spokeswoman tells the Post "it's all part of the ongoing investigation."

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