CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia a man is dead after exchanging gunfire with officers and shooting a female relative.
Police said in a news release Wednesday that two officers went to 26-year-old Joshua Brooks' home in Chesapeake late Tuesday to take him into custody for a mental health evaluation and a woman answered the door.
Police say Brooks come in the back door, fired a round and then continued to fire as he came around front, where he shot the woman as she ran. Police say Brooks fired toward officers and was shot himself.
Police say Brooks later died at a hospital. The woman was treated and released.
Master Police Officer Kelly O'Sullivan says Brooks was black and the two officers are white. She says the officers are on administrative duty.