Feb 27 (Reuters) - Three Virginia police officers were shot, one of them fatally on her first day on the job, when they responded to a domestic incident on Saturday, authorities said.
The police officers, from Prince William County in Virginia, were shot at a home they were called to in Lake Ridge, about 15 miles (10 km) southwest of Washington, D.C., the county police department said on its Twitter and Facebook pages.
Officer Ashley Guindon later died of her injuries, the department said. The department had said in a Twitter post on Friday that Guindon would be working her first shifts this weekend after having been sworn in, adding "Be safe!"
A suspect was in custody but was not identified.
The department gave no details on the nature of the incident or the condition of the two other injured officers.
Rookie cop Ashley Guindon killed in police shooting in Virginia
Rookie police officer killed on first day, two others shot in Virginia
My heart breaks. This is every rookie's worst nightmare. This is that thing you assure your mom won't happen when you hear her anxiety as you get off the phone and head into work on your first night of field training. This was her first night in the field. Her potential was stolen. Rest in Peace.
From the Heroes Memorial Foundation:
Officer Ashley Guindon did not survive her injuries after being confronted by a gunman on a domestic abuse call. The incident was in the 13000 block of Lashmere Court in Woodbridge.
She was on her first shift with her FTO.
Two other officers were injured in the onslaught, they were flown by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital with Guindon.
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