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Police officer gunned down on first day

Ashley Guindon
Ashley Guindon

A police officer who was sworn in on Friday was shot dead during a confrontation between officers and gunmen in Lake Ridge, Virginia, US.

Ashley Guindon had just returned to policing after leaving the force a few years ago.

Two other officers were injured in the attack which took place on Saturday.

Officer Guindon was killed after responding to a report about a ‘verbal argument’ in Woodbridge, which is 30 miles south west of Washington.

A civilian also died in the domestic dispute, according to Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.

The condition of the wounded officers was not known.

The suspect, who is a military serviceman, was taken into custody.