VIRGINIA STATE POLICE BEAT: Joseph Jackson nabbed in box cutter attack on Fredericksburg police officer; wounded cop fired at and only winged slasher
FREDERICKSBURG, VA. – A Fredericksburg Police officer was injured when he responded to a domestic violence call. Police say the assailant of the officer used a box cutter to slash and injure the officer who then drew his gun and fired at the man – who then fled.
The mayhem began on Monday, June 23, 2018, at approximately 5:40 pm, when the Fredericksburg Police E-911 Communications Center received a call for a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1900 block of Airport Avenue.
A City of Fredericksburg Police Officer responded and found an adult male involved in the disturbance who then attacked the police officer with a box cutter.
Virginia State Police report that the Fredericksburg police officer defended himself by discharging his firearm at the suspect. The wounded dirtbag then fled the scene.
The police officer was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
An extensive search for the suspect was conducted by the City of Fredericksburg Police Department with the assistance of the Virginia State Police, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Fredericksburg Sheriff’s Office.
At approximately 9:50 pm the suspect, Joseph L. Jackson, 24, of Fredericksburg, Va., was apprehended without further incident in the city near the intersection of Rt. 3 (Blue Gray Parkway) and (Dixon Street)
At the time of his apprehension, it was determined that Jackson was injured in the shooting. Jackson was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released for minor injuries.
Virginia State Police charged Jackson with one felony count of Attempted Capital Murder of a Police Officer, 18.2-31. He is currently being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
At the request of the City of Fredericksburg Police Department, the incident is being investigated by the Virginia State Police (VSP) Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office.