Fairfax County Deputy Who Shot Hospital Patient Also Linked to 2015 Death

A Virginia deputy who fatally shot a hospital patient wielding a metal sign post was also involved in the death of an inmate last year shot multiple times with a stun gun.

Police on Thursday identified Patrick McPartlin, an 18-year veteran of the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, as the deputy who shot and killed Jovany Martinez outside Inova Fairfax Hospital last month.

McPartlin is on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. Police say Martinez was having a mental episode and had already injured one person when he charged McPartlin with the post.

McPartlin was also part of a team that restrained Natasha McKenna last year as she was removed from a jail cell. McKenna, who also suffered from mental illness, died after receiving four Taser shots during a 15-miunte struggle.

"Deputy McPartlin pulled her legs out from under her and took her to the ground," according to a report released by the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney after McKenna's death

McPartlin is mentioned a total of nine times in the report.

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