SWAT team wounds NC man to end VA standoff, 2 dead
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – Police in coastal Virginia say a North Carolina man is accused of killing two people he had taken hostage before he was wounded by police.
Authorities said in a news release that officers responded to reports of a shooting in Chesapeake shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.
Two people escaped the home shortly after officers arrived. One of them, 19-year-old Derwin Watts of Chesapeake, later died at Norfolk General Hospital.
After unsuccessful negotiations, SWAT team members entered the home and found a man holding two hostages. Police shot the suspect, 44-year-old Charles Collins of Pollicksville, N.C., once in the head. He was transported to Sentara Norfolk Hospital and is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of abduction.
Police say 40-year-old Michael Temple of Elizabeth City, N.C., also was found dead in the home. Police said the shootings were apparently “domestic related.”
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