Police Shoot VA Man Suspected of Stealing Flowers

The ex-wife of a man who was fatally shot by Fairfax County police says he suffered from bipolar disorder.

Police say 52-year-old David Alan Masters was suspected of stealing flowers from a business on Route 1 shortly before he was killed Friday. Police say they tried to pull him over but he wouldn't stop.

Officials wouldn't say whether Masters threatened the officers or whether he threatened the officers. Gail Masters says her ex-husband didn't own a gun.

Police say the 26-year-old officer who shot him has hired a lawyer and is refusing to speak with investigators.

Masters was a cabinetmaker and woodworker from Fredericksburg.

According to court records, he was arrested in Fredericksburg the day before the shooting for running a red light and failing to stop for police.

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