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.