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Police: Driver fatally shoots self after Henrico shooting, interstate crash

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 3:42 PM EDT
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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - One woman has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a Henrico shooting led to an interstate crash, Virginia State Police said in a release.

Police responded to the 4200 block of Sprenkle Lane for reports of shots fired in an occupied dwelling. Police arrived on scene at Place One Apartments around 8:15 a.m. on Monday.

Officials say the shooting was a domestic incident between two women.

“Shots had been fired inside the residence,” said Lieutenant Matthew Pecka from the Henrico Police Department. “The residence was occupied, but fortunately, no injuries.”

Following the shooting, one of the women took personal items, including a pink Honda, and left.

A Henrico officer spotted the vehicle and started following.

“That sedan was spotted along Interstate 64 by another officer and the officer was able to follow the vehicle until additional backup arrived,” Pecka said.

A chase then started in Henrico and ended in Chesterfield County on Interstate 95.

The pursuit eventually ended in a crash that closed the southbound right shoulder. Troopers used a tire deflation device in an attempt to end the pursuit.

Police say the driver, Sha’Keela I. Johnson, 27, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said traffic backups were approximately one mile.

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