RICHMOND, Va. -- A man who shot his wife in South Richmond Friday morning was later shot by Richmond Police in North Richmond after he pointed a gun at officers, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.
Police were initially called to a home along the 1100 block of Evergreen Avenue near Stockton Street in South Richmond at about 10:30 a.m.
Inside the home, they found a woman with gunshot wounds.
She was rushed to the hospital for treatment where she later died of her injuries, according to police.
While investigating the shooting, another woman told police her father was headed to the Northside and that he had a gun.
Police later encountered the man along the 4100 block of North Avenue, near West Laburnum Avenue, in North Richmond.
Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett that officers shot the man multiple times after he pointed a gun at them.
Those sources also said the man shot by police on North Avenue is the same man suspected to have shot his wife inside the Evergreen Avenue home in South Richmond.
That man was in critical, but stable condition at last check Friday afternoon.
Suspect's sister: 'He hoped that the police would kill him'
Darlene Castro, the suspect's sister, told Burkett that her younger brother called her and confessed to the crime.
"They just got married a month ago," Castro said.
Castro said the newlyweds were already having a rocky relationship before her bother told her he was waiting for police.
“He killed Peace and then he'd kill himself. He was going to sit down and wait for the police to come,” Castro told Burkett. “And he would shoot at the police because he knew the police would shoot back. And he hoped that the police would kill him.”
The suspect did point a gun at officers, according to Crime Insider sources, but it is unclear if he fired at officers.
Police then opened fire and the suspect was hit multiple times, those sources said.
“A very large investigation is underway," Burkett said. "It spans from one side of the city to the other side of the city. There’s a lot of things they need to piece together in this.”
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