Man accused of attempted murder after 2 deputies shot

STERLING, Va. – A Virginia man is indicted for attempted murder after police say he shot two police officers on christmas Eve.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says the 39-year-old Douglas V. Johnson Jr. was arrested Sunday night after a domestic incident in Sterling, Virginia, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington.

A spokesman for the office says deputies tried to arrest Johnson after he was in a fight with a family member. Authorities say one deputy used a stun device as the second tried to subdue Johnson.

Police say Johnson grabbed his own gun and shot the two deputies. They were hit in their arms and legs. She is recovering in a hospital.

Johnson is held without bond. Records are not a lawyer for him.

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