General Information

Name Wesley G. Shifflett
OpenOversight ID 53640
Unique Internal Identifier 380420164262458
Department Decertified, Dismissed, & Wandering Ex-Police
Race Not Sure
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) 1988 (~36 y/o)
First Employment Date 2016-01-01
Number of known incidents 3
Currently on the force Yes

Assignment History

Department Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
Decertified, Dismissed, & Wandering Ex-Police Fired for Misconduct Fairfax County Police 2023-04-14
Fairfax County Police Sergeant Unknown 2016-01-01 2023-04-14


  • Apr 19, 2023

    In February 2015, was employed as an Officer at DC Metropolitan Police Department in the Patrol Services Bureau, assigned to 5th district. Salary $57,094.


Incident Wesley-Shifflett-Indicted

Date Oct 12, 2023
Report # Wesley-Shifflett-Indicted
Department Decertified, Dismissed, & Wandering Ex-Police
Officers Wesley G. Shifflett

Nearly eight months after Wesley G. Shifflett and James F. Sadler chased, harassed, cornered, and then murdered Timothy "Tim" McCree Johnson, a 37-year-old Black man leaving the mall, a special grand jury in Fairfax County indicted one of them for felony crimes.

Shifflett, a Fairfax County Police officer since 2016 up until April of 2023, will face a class-five felony charge of involuntary manslaughter and a second charge citing reckless handling of firearms. The special grand jury was the second to convene to consider prosecuting the February 22, 2023 murder of Mr. Johnson. The first grand jury failed to issue a true bill. Sadler, the other Fairfax County officer who shot Tim Johnson and was reportedly not in uniform at the time of the killing, was never charged with a crime.

Address Fairfax County, VA

Incident Wesley-Shifflett-Fired

Date Apr 14, 2023
Report # Wesley-Shifflett-Fired
Department Decertified, Dismissed, & Wandering Ex-Police
Officers Wesley G. Shifflett

The Fairfax County Police Department publicly announced Officer Wesley Shifflett was to be fired after body camera footage of Shifflett killing of Timothy McCree Johnson was released on Thursday, March 23, 2023. The termination was made official on April 14, 2023.

Address Fairfax County , VA

Incident Timothy-M-Johnson

Date Feb 22, 2023
Time 06:30 PM
Report # Timothy-M-Johnson
Department Fairfax County Police
Officers Wesley G. Shifflett , James F. Sadler

"On February 22, 2023, a 37-year-old unarmed Black man, Timothy McCree Johnson, was shot and killed by two Fairfax County police officers (Shifflett and Sadler). In FCPD public statements, officers justified killing Timothy Johnson by alleging that Johnson had stolen sunglasses from a Tysons Corner department store. Mr. Johnson was chased through a parking garage, a parking lot, and into a wooded area where he was killed by a bullet wound to the chest."

Both officers shot Johnson, hitting him in the chest. He died. Johnson was a 37-year-old Black man. The public was allowed to view body camera footage of Johnson's killing.

Address Tysons Corner Center
Fairfax County, VA