Police: Person of interest in suspicious death kills himself after pursuit

Police: Person of interest in suspicious death kills himself after pursuit
Barry Sullivan.

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The person of interest in a suspicious death in Fredericksburg is dead after police say he killed himself following a pursuit.

Fredericksburg police responded to the 100 block of Golden Leaf Court at 10 a.m. March 28 for a call for assistance. Upon arriving, officers located the body of Karen Woodall, 44, of Fredericksburg.

No one else was in the apartment.

Police identified Barry Nelson Sullivan, 45, of Fredericksburg, as a person of interest in the case.

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit of a vehicle Friday at 2:55 p.m. on Louisa Road in the area of Columbia Road. Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop and the vehicle fled.

The vehicle stopped in Albemarle County after leading deputies on a 7-mile pursuit. The driver did not obey commands and appeared to be suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sullivan was identified as the driver and pronounced dead on the scene.

The incident is under investigation.

Barry Sullivan.
Barry Sullivan. (Source: Fredericksburg police)

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