Police Briefs

  • Woman robbed at knifepoint in Lincolnia

A 23-year-old Alexandria area woman was robbed by two men shortly after getting off a Metro bus on Little River Turnpike near the intersection of Southland Avenue. On Sunday, January 27, just after 7 p.m., the victim was walking alone when the suspects approached, threatened her with a knife and demanded money. The victim told them she had no money so the suspects pulled her purse from her arm and fled. The victim was not injured.

Both suspects were described as 16-year-old Hispanic teenagers about 5 feet 6 inches tall. The suspect with the knife weighed approximately 140 pounds and wore dark clothing. The second suspect weighed about 180 pounds and wore a white, hooded sweat shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

  • Robbery

4700 block of Kenmore Avenue.  02/01 at 12:20 A.M.  The victims, a 21 year-old Alexandria man and a 19 year-old Alexandria man, report that two unknown suspects approached them in the parking lot, produced a pistol and demanded cash and property.  The suspects were last seen on foot in the direction of Seminary Road.  The suspects are only described as black males wearing all black clothing.

  • Woman robbed at Gunpoint

On Wednesday, Jan. 30 at about 6:30 am, a Huntington-area woman was robbed at gunpoint on her way to the Huntington Metro Station. The 49-year-old woman was walking along the 5700 block of Fenwick Drive in Alexandria when the man approached her. He produced a handgun, pointed it at her and demanded money. She complied. He instructed her to turn around and walk away. She did so and was not injured.

The suspect was described as black, in his 20s. He was approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and skinny. He was wearing a black, hooded sweat shirt pulled over his head.

  • Shootings at police station

Shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, Fairfax County police officers responded to a call for a shot person in the area of the Franconia District Police Station located at 6121 Franconia Road. Officers found two Hispanic men in the front parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds.

 At about the same time, a trooper with the Virginia State Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling westbound on Franconia Road near the intersection of Fleet Drive. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle crashed a short time later at the intersection of Franconia Road and Frontier Drive. By this time, Fairfax County officers as well as officers from The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Police had responded to assist the trooper. When the suspect vehicle came to rest, the driver exited and pointed a gun at the officers. There was a brief exchange of gunfire and the suspect was shot. No Fairfax County officers sustained injuries. 

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victims located in front of the police station were also transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Fairfax County detectives now have reason to believe that Jeffrey Scott Koger is responsible for the shootings at the Franconia District Police Station however; a definitive connection will not be made until evidence has been completely analyzed.  It is not known if there was any prior relationship between Koger and the two victims, or if there was any relationship between the two victims themselves. Both victims sustained gunshot wounds to the upper body and remain hospitalized.

Three Fairfax County police officers, one Virginia State trooper and two Metro Transit officers fired their weapons during the subsequent exchange of gunfire at Franconia Road and Frontier Drive. Koger sustained one gunshot wound to the midsection and remains in custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital.     

The suspect in this case was formally charged. During the early morning hours of Sunday, February 3, Fairfax County police executed an arrest warrant charging Jeffrey Scott Koger, 38, of  3004 Leefield Drive in Oak Hill, Virginia, with attempted capital murder of a police officer. He remains in custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Additional charges are possible pending further investigation.

The Fairfax County police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine leave while parallel administrative and criminal investigations are conducted.