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Police: Man fatally shot himself in struggle with Virginia troopers

Posted at 1:03 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 13:03:42-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Authorities say a man in Virginia fatally shot himself when he fired multiple gunshots during a struggle with troopers attempting to take him into custody.

Virginia State Police said the incident happened Wednesday night in Virginia Beach after a trooper attempted to stop the man while he was driving recklessly on a highway.

Investigators say the man refused to stop and struck a parked car before fleeing on foot.

When troopers caught up with him, officials say he took out a gun and started firing. One of the bullets struck him, and he died at the scene.

Officials say no troopers discharged their weapons or were injured.