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Henrico Domestic violence shooting ends in suicide

Henrico Police investigating early morning robbery
Posted at 3:55 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 18:15:59-05

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STAFFORD, Va. -- A man who allegedly shot a woman in Henrico County died by suicide while deputies attempted to take him into custody in a Stafford County hotel parking lot.

On Wednesday, February 26 around 9:00 p.m. Henrico Police received a call for a domestic related shooting along the 2800 block of Hilliard Road.

Officers arrived and found a woman who had been shot. She was transported to an area hospital for a "significant injury and is currently in stable condition.

Henrico County detectives quickly identified the suspect as Patrick Lamar Jones, 42, of Richmond, VA.

Warrants were obtained for attempted murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. On Thursday, around 6 p.m., Stafford deputies responded to the Hampton Inn located at 2925 Jefferson Davis Highway after the suspect was seen in a car in the parking lot.

When deputies arrived, the suspect began attempting to leave the area. Deputies were able to stop the vehicle at the parking lot entrance.

The suspect then brandished a firearm and shot himself in the head. Jones was transported to a local hospital in life threatening condition where he was later pronounced dead.