New Details in Fatal Alexandria Police-Involved Shooting

Deceased had gun in possession

Court documents reveal new details in a fatal police-involved shooting in Alexandria, Va., including the possible mental state of a man shot by officers.

Officers responded to an apartment in the 3400 block of Duke Street last week for the report of a domestic dispute. A man inside reportedly had been destroying property, according to the documents.

Taft Sellers, 30, had a gun in his possession when officers arrived, investigators said. At some point, officers fired at him, and he died.

The investigation also found Sellers had emailed his family telling them he wanted to commit suicide, according to court documents.

Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook said Monday there are still several questions surrounding the shooting, including how many officers were actually involved and how many shots were fired. The case will undergo an internal police investigation and a separate one by the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.

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