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Police: Suspect in Fairfield Court domestic incident shot himself in head


Police responded to what they said was a domestic incident in the 1800 block of N. 22nd Street. The suspect in that incident ran out of the home, authorities said, and police chased after him.

During the chase, the suspect pulled out a gun. According to authorities, he shot himself in the head.

 "I want to leave," said concerned neighbor Helen Witherspoon. "I want to get up and leave."

Helen Witherspoon is tired of the recent crime in her Fairfield Court neighborhood.

"We have to keep our kids safe," said Witherspoon.

There was a significant police presence Tuesday night. State Police was also scene.

 "We have a great working relationship with the State Police," said Major Steve Drew. "This investigation is being handled by the Richmond Police Department. That is where it will stay."

Police canvassed the neighborhood late into the night Tuesday searching for witnesses.

"Nothing at this point points to any officer firing but we will go through that investigation so there is no speculation," said Major Drew. "We will cover all our bases."

The suspect was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

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