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Feb 28, 2016 9:40 AM

Police officer with ties to Merrimack killed responding to domestic incident in Virginia

The Associated Press and the Washington Post

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — A Virginia police officer with New Hampshire ties was killed Saturday responding to a domestic dispute that ended in gunfire, according to police.

Two other officers were injured and a second woman also died.

Prince William County police say Officer Ashley Guindon had been sworn in Friday after rejoining the department she served with previously. A suspect in custody is described as a member of the military.

According to the Washington Post, Guindon had graduated from Merrimack High School in 2005.

The Post said she was identified in reference material as a graduate of ­Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., who held a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and had relatives in law enforcement.

More than 100 patrol cars lined the roads outside a Northern Virginia hospital early Sunday as a somber escort for the body.

The other officers are hospitalized and expected to survive.

The suspect is expected in court on Monday and a prosecutor says a capital murder charge will be sought.

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