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Woman shot by police at Virginia group home charged with assault on officer

Police Lights Daytime Generic WTVR
Posted at 10:09 AM, Aug 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-06 10:15:45-04

SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- A woman shot by a northern Virginia police officer after allegedly approaching officers with a kitchen knife has been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer.

Police say Jiyoung Lee of Springfield was treated at the hospital and is still recovering.

News outlets report that Fairfax County Police released body-camera video of the shooting of the resident of a group home for the intellectually disabled.

Chief Kevin Davis said the footage showed that Lee “posed a deadly threat" to officers. He described her as being “in crisis.”

Kyle Albert, the 14-year veteran officer who fired the shot, is on restricted duty as the investigation into the shooting continues.