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Police: Man fatally shoots himself in front of Sandston home

Posted at 10:54 PM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 11:57:41-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Investigators said a fatal shooting in a Sandston neighborhood on Friday night was a suicide.

Henrico Police responded to a call for a drunk and disorderly individual at a home along Medlock Road in Woodlawn Terrace in Sandston at 9:30 p.m.

Lt. Richard Cosby with Henrico Police said that initial reports indicated that a man had broken out a window of the home.

Cosby said that when officers arrived and were walking to the home, they spotted a man in the front yard.

"Before they could make contact with him, he shot himself with a pistol and later was pronounced deceased," Cosby said.

Police said they were investigating the shooting as a "domestic situation" that was later deemed a suicide.

"At this time the victims name is not being released," Cosby said Saturday night.