State police investigating fatal shooting in Washington Co.

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online
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Virginia State Police are investigating a self-inflicted fatal shooting in Washington County.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a domestic situation on Alvarado Road. When deputies arrived they were confronted by a male subject.

While attempting to calm the man down, deputies say he pulled out a handgun and shot himself.

According to state police, none of the Washington County deputies on scene discharged a firearm and were not injured in the altercation.

State police are still investigating the incident.

The subject’s remains have been transported to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke for autopsy.