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Man dies after being shot in Dumfries motel this morning by member of US Marshal’s Task Force


Law Enforcement Involved Shooting *UPDATE – Mario Dantoni BASS, 37, a suspect shot by a member of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force earlier this morning, February 23, has died, according to Sgt. Jonathan Perok, spokesman for Prince William County Police Department.

Perok said Bass was sought by Prince William County police on 11 active warrants, most recently in connection to a domestic-related abduction that was reported to police by the victim on February 15.  (See report below).

Additional warrants for this suspect, including felony grand larceny auto, identity theft, and various traffic violations, date as far back as September 2015, according to Perok.

Today, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force attempted to locate the suspect after information was received that led to the Days Inn in Dumfries where the suspect was allegedly staying.

After law enforcement officials made contact at the room, the suspect broke through an upper floor window and fled before encountering a member of the Task Force at the rear of the hotel. During a physical altercation, the suspect was shot in the upper body. No other injuries were reported.

Perok said the member of the Task Force involved in the shooting was identified as a federal officer with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The Prince William County Police Department remains the lead agency investigating the shooting. Upon completion of the investigation, detectives will review the findings with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office who then make a determination regarding criminal liability, according to Sgt. Perok in a statement.

Abduction | Domestic Related [Previously Released] – On February 15 at 9:15AM, a detective with the Violent Crimes Bureau responded to investigate an assault which occurred in the 2800 block of Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge (22193) on February 14 at 11:45PM.  The victim, a 29-year-old woman of Manassas, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused forced the victim into a vehicle and drove away. At some point, the accused physically assaulted her. The victim was eventually able to get out of the vehicle when it came to a stop. The accused then fled the area. The victim later responded to a local hospital with minor injuries and police were contacted. Following the investigation, warrants were obtained for the arrest of the accused, identified as Mario Dantoni BASS. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful.
Mario Dantoni BASS, 37, of 15700 block of Tassleford Ln in Woodbridge
Described as a black male, 6’03”, 185lbs, with brown eyes and black hair

Wanted for abduction and domestic assault & battery

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