Fairfax County Police release video of fatal shooting

Police have released video of a fatal shooting at the end of a automobile chase on a northern Virginia highway.

Twenty-five-year-old Bijan Ghaisar of McLean succumbed after the Nov. 17 chase, in which he was shot by U.S. Park Police. Authorities say Ghaisar fled after being involved in a crash on the George Washington Parkway. The FBI is now investigating the shooting.

Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said Wednesday he released the video Wednesday in an effort at transparency.

Roessler said in December that his department, which played a backup role in the chase, had in-car video of the shooting. He recommended the FBI at the time to release video as soon as possible. But he was reluctant to immediately release the video himself out of deference to the FBI’s investigation.

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An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Ghaisar succumbed last month.

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