1 dead, suspect in custody after hours-long standoff at Culpeper apartment

When officers arrived, they found a woman dead inside an apartment.
Published: Sep. 6, 2023 at 5:36 AM EDT
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CULPEPER, Va. (WWBT) - A homicide investigation is now underway after an hours-long standoff in Culpeper County.

Officials say just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, they were called to an apartment complex for a domestic-related incident where shots were fired.

When officers arrived, they found a woman dead and a man holding a gun inside the apartment.

The man then ran from police and barricaded himself inside another apartment.

After hours of negotiations, the suspect was then taken into custody just before 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Virginia State Police says residents in the area were put on a shelter-in-place order, but that has since been lifted.