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Two Prince William County Officers Who Were Shot on Domestic Violence Call 'Recovering Well'

Their fellow officer, Officer Ashley Guindon, was fatally wounded during her first shift on the job

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    Two Prince William County Officers Who Were Shot on Domestic Violence Call 'Recovering Well'
    Prince William County Police

    The two Prince William County police officers who were shot and injured while responding to a domestic violence call in Woodbridge last week are "recovering well," the police department said Friday.

    Officers David McKeown, 33, and Jesse Hempen, 31, were shot Feb. 26 in an incident in which a fellow officer -- 28-year-old Officer Ashley Guindon -- was fatally wounded during her first shift on the job.

    Crystal Hamilton, 29, the wife of shooting suspect Ronald Hamilton, was found dead in the couple's Woodbridge home. Her funeral is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Prince William County Police say Crystal Hamilton called 911 on the evening of Feb. 26 evening after getting into an altercation with her husband. Investigators believe Crystal Hamilton was killed before officers arrived. The Hamiltons' 11-year-old son was also home at the time of the shooting, but wasn't injured.

    Ronald Hamilton then confronted and shot all three responding officers when they approached the couple's front door, according to court documents.

    Guindon died of her injuries. McKeown and Hempen were rushed to a hospital.

    "Officers Hempen and McKeown are recovering well," read a tweet from Prince William County Police on Friday morning. "Families have asked for privacy but are appreciative of the support."

    Police Chief Chief Steve Hudson had said in the wake of the shooting that the wounded officers were being treated at Inova Hospital, and both had a long road ahead for their recovery.

    A Public Safety Appreciation Day is being held Saturday, March 5, with some of the proceeds going to an injured officers fund for the Hempen and McKeown. The event is being held at the Old Towne Sports Pub at 8971 Center Street in Manassas, Virginia, and will start at 11 a.m.

     

    A great chance to show your appreciation for law enforcement & first responders today & get some good food too. Proceeds from Pork@thePub will go to help the wounded officers.

    Posted by Julie Carey on Saturday, March 5, 2016