VIDEO: Va. Beach Police Kill Barricaded Suspect
A domestic incident call to the Virginia Beach Police led to a barricaded suspect and an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.
Adam Bernstein with the Virginia Beach Police Department told WAVY TV that officers responded to the 500 block of Bay Cove Quay around 6:15 p.m. when a woman called and said her husband had locked himself in a bathroom and threatened to harm himself.
The woman and her five-year-old child exited the home and were secured by police. The man, identified as 30-year-old Shane Whitworth, barricaded himself inside the home. Police set up a perimeter around the home and established communication with Whitworth, who exited the house into the backyard, armed with a handgun. Whitworth discharged the weapon once and hid under a trampoline. Eventually, Bernstein said Whitworth used a ladder to climb over the yard's fence into the 500 block of Chownings Drive.
Once over the fence, officers encountered Whitworth and shot him. Paramedics immediately began performing CPR, but were unsuccessful. Whitworth was pronounced dead at the scene.