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Officials identify man who shot, killed himself after Lee Co. standoff

Michael Donnell Richardson (Source: Facebook) Michael Donnell Richardson (Source: Facebook)
An early morning stand off ended when a man shot and killed himself Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB) An early morning stand off ended when a man shot and killed himself Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

An early morning stand off ended when a man shot and killed himself Wednesday morning.

The Dougherty County Coroner identified him as Michael Donnell Richardson, Jr., 28, of Albany.

Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals said Richardson was seen driving a car that was on fire about 8 Wednesday morning in Lee County.

He was driving through the nearby bank parking lot, jumped the curb, and drove in the parking lot near Flint River Barbeque and Carter's Chicken, where deputies surrounded his vehicle.

They told him to get out of the burning car, and broke a window, trying to extinguish the flames, when the man pulled out a gun and placed it to his head.

The deputies took cover and continued talking to him when he shot himself in the head.

Officials put out the fire.

The scene is clear now, and the case is still under investigation. 

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