More charges filed against man shot by police

Prince William police added two more charges to those filed against Dominick Thomas, the man shot Saturday by a Prince William County police officer.

Thomas was charged Monday with assault and battery on a police officer and malicious wounding, 1st Sgt. Kim Chinn, Prince William police spokeswoman, said in a press release.

Thomas, 36, of 12820 Island House Loop, in Woodbridge was originally charged with domestic assault and battery.

A Prince William police officer shot Thomas once in the torso as he beat a desk sergeant in the parking lot of the police department’s Gar-Field sub-station in Woodbridge, Chinn said. He is in custody in a local hospital and remains in stable condition, “Chinn said.

The sergeant was attacked after he tried to detain Thomas inside the station, Chinn said.

Police have not released the name of the two officers involved.

Thomas was at the station with a woman who had “obviously been beaten,” Chinn said. He followed the woman inside the building.

A 36-year-old officer who was in the parking lot when Thomas arrived, used pepper spray on Thomas and hit him with her baton as he beat the 39-year-old desk sergeant, Chinn said.

Thomas then ran outside, where the desk sergeant tried again to detain him. He overpowered the sergeant and beat him severely, Chinn said.

It was at this point that the other officer shot Thomas, who is in stable condition after being flown to an area hospital.

The officer was flown to an area hospital with severe facial injuries and is in stable condition. He will undergo surgery for fractured facial bones, police said.

The woman with Thomas is being treated at a local hospital for facial injuries, Chinn said.

Thomas served time in New York for attempted murder, Chinn said. He was paroled in 1995.

The 36-year-old officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is routine with officer-involved shootings, pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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