Fatal shooting leads to police chase, multiple crashes

December 29, 2017

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a woman in Virginia led to a police chase in which the suspect shot at officers.

News outlets report a news release from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a domestic-related shooting in Fredericksburg on Thursday morning and found an unidentified woman with three gunshot wounds to the chest. She died at the scene.

A Virginia State Police release says a trooper spotted the suspect’s car on Interstate 95, leading to a chase during which the male suspect fired at both the trooper — which led to a three-vehicle crash — and a deputy.

The chase ended when the unidentified suspect sideswiped another car. He was airlifted to a hospital for life-threatening injuries. The sheriff’s office says he appeared to have shot himself in the head.

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