YORK COUNTY — The man who barricaded himself in the 100 block of Rocky Road and fired multiple shots in the direction of York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) deputies took his own life after a five hour standoff.
YPSO officials were dispatched to the home after someone called about a dispute at 1:23 p.m. Jan. 2. According to YPSO Public Information Officer (PIO) Shelley Ward, the suspect barricaded himself inside the home and fired several shots from the second floor. No one else harmed during the incident.
At 6:40 p.m. YPSO entered the house and found that the man had taken his own life.
A statement from YPSO read, “Sheriff Diggs would like to thank our deputies, investigators, and Emergency Response Team, James City County Police Department for responding with their equipment and personnel, The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety for working side by side with us through this incident, and our dispatchers for all of their hard work during this situation. We would also like to thank Grafton Baptist Church for allowing us to use their facilities and parking lots.”
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