Joseph Anthony Croft shot, killed by police outside Springfield tire shop
UPDATE May 19, 2011: The officer who discharged his weapon, John Parker, 41, was cleared of all wrongdoing. He will be returning to full patrol duties.
One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a stabbing and police shooting in Springfield Friday night.
Police went to the 6600 block of Backlick Road after receiving a call about a stabbing at a gas station. When police arrived, they spotted a man matching a suspect description outside the Toyota dealership.
When the man displayed a weapon and advanced toward the officer, the officer opened fire, police say.
Fairfax County police identified the deceased man as Joseph Anthony Croft, 49, of the 7000 block of Calamo Street in the Springfield area, according to the Washington Post.
The stabbing victim was transported to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
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