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Authorities: Man arrested in the death of his wife

May 14, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a 58-year-old man has been charged in connection with his wife’s death.

A King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post says deputies received a call reporting a shooting Friday and had a brief standoff with resident Bernie Lee Thompson.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Thompson surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody. His wife, 55-year-old Jo Ann D. Thompson, was discovered on the back deck of the residence with a single gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say a child was present during the incident but was unharmed and released to parents.

Thompson was charged with several offenses including a gun charge. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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