Man Shot by Arlington Police During Traffic Stop Has Died - NBC4 Washington

Man Shot by Arlington Police During Traffic Stop Has Died



    Officers Hurt, Suspect Shot on Glebe Road in Arlington

    Two officers and a suspect were hurt after the suspect allegedly hit an officer with a pickup truck during a traffic stop in Arlington, Virginia. News4's Shomari Stone reports. (Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017)

    The man whom Arlington County police shot after he allegedly hit an officer with a vehicle during a traffic stop has died, police say. 

    Officers tried to stop 28-year-old Daniel George Boak as he drove along Interstate 395 Wednesday afternoon, but he refused to stop.

    Boak, a wanted suspect, was identified by a lookout received from a license plate reader. Virginia state police said Thursday that Boak was wanted on a misdemeanor charge for failing a drug test.

    The officers continued to follow Boak, but they did not initiate a pursuit, police said. 

    Police say Boak got off at the Glebe Road exit, but he ran into heavy traffic. When the officers approached his pickup truck on foot, he put the vehicle in drive and struck one of the officers. 

    Officers then shot Boak and freed the trapped officer. 

    Boak, of Centreville, Virginia, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He later died of his injuries.

    The officer who was struck by the truck suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.