Man Killed, DC Police Officer on Leave After Virginia Apartment Shooting

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An off-duty D.C. police officer fatally shot a man outside his apartment in Reston, Virginia, Friday night, police say.

Fairfax County police say officers responded to a call for a disturbance at an apartment complex on the 12000 block of Starboard Drive at 11:30 p.m.

The off-duty officer said he shot a man after the man raised a firearm in his direction in his doorway, police said.

Daniel Matheson, 29, of Reston, was shot in the upper body, police said. Medics took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The D.C. police officer is on administrative leave.

Detectives said an initial investigation determined that the men did not appear to know each other. The investigation is still ongoing.

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