Brent U. Shorter

Brent U. Shorter was a 51-year-old police snitch who was fatally shot by a Fairfax County Police officer behind a restaurant in the Rose Hill Shopping Center in the Franconia area of Alexandria on January 11, 2008.[1][2]

Shorter was shot after he refused FCPD officers' commands to drop a knife he was holding. He was taken to the Inova HealthPlex in Franconia, where he was pronounced dead.[1]

Earlier that week, Shorter had set up a controlled buy of four ounces of crack from 48-year-old independent narcotics salesman Richie L. Hagy.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fairfax County Police Department. Public Information Office. UPDATE – Identity Released. Fairfax County Police Department. Fairfax County Police Department, 12 Jan. 2008. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jackman, Tom. "Man Killed by Officer Had Role in Earlier Drug Sting, Police Say." The Washington Post. WP Company, 15 Jan. 2008. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.