VSP: Man shot himself while eviction notice was served

Virginia State Police (FILE)
Virginia State Police (FILE)(WVIR)
Published: May. 2, 2022 at 3:14 PM EDT
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed while a sheriff’s deputy was serving an eviction notice in Petersburg.

Around 11 a.m. on May 2, a Petersburg Sheriff’s Deputy went with a landlord to serve an eviction notice to a person living at a home along Grant Avenue.

While there, the deputy asked for help from Petersburg police.

When officers and the deputy went into the home, they found the man living there, with a shotgun.

VSP said officers negotiated with the man for about 20-25 minutes to put down the gun, but he discharged it on himself.

The man died at the scene.

No officers were hurt, and no one else was inside the home at the time of the shooting.

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