- Associated Press - Sunday, December 20, 2015

CONCORD, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a man who locked himself in a bedroom with a toddler died following an exchange of gunfire with police.

State police say in a news release that the shooting ended a 15-hour standoff at a residence in Campbell County. The 3-year-old boy wasn’t injured.

State police say Campbell County sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call went to the residence Friday night. The deputies negotiated with the man throughout the night.

A state police tactical team relieved the deputies Saturday morning. The boy came out of the bedroom around 12:05 p.m. Saturday and the man began shooting at the officers. They returned fire.

The man died at a Lynchburg hospital. His name and relationship with the boy haven’t been released.

The incident is under investigation.


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