Man who shot woman at McDonalds dead from self-inflicted gunshot

Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 20:58:56-04

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- One person, described by police as a female, was shot Wednesday afternoon at the McDonald's located at 1701 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Central Park, according to a Fredericksburg Police spokesperson.

The shooting was reported at 2:07 p.m.

"Patrol officers responded and located one victim who was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect, a black male, flee the scene in a black, GMC Yukon XL headed towards Fall Hill Avenue," the police spokesperson said.

Officials said an officer discovered the black SUV around 3 p.m. in the 600 block of Woodford Street.

Then officials said a 2007 Chevy Silverado with a utility body was reported stolen from the 1200 block of Lewis Street, which is within walking distance of where police said the suspect abandoned the SUV.

At 7:35 p.m., patrol officers heard a single gunshot in the wooded area near Allison Street and Clay Street. The suspect, identified as Anthony Ellis, 22, of Fredericksburg was found alone in the woods with a single gunshot wound. After lifesaving measures were performed, Ellis was pronounced dead at 7:54 p.m.

The victim of the shooting remains in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

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