Update: CPD investigating incident at intersections surrounding Elliott Avenue

CPD is currently investigating a death and multiple vehicle collisions that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 15, around 4:30 p.m.
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 10:03 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - CPD is currently investigating a death and multiple vehicle collisions that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 15, around 4:30 p.m. at the intersections surrounding Elliott Avenue.

Due to the severity of the incident, Elliott Avenue from Rayon St to Avon St and 6th St SE from Montrose Ave to Altavista Ave were closed until 9:25 p.m. as officers investigated the scene.

Update: 9/16/2022, 12:25 p.m.

At approximately 4:22 p.m., an officer advised the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) that he was out with a wanted suspect with whom he was familiar with.

After a few moments of speaking with the suspect, he fled in his vehicle at a high rate of speed before the officer could bring him into custody. The suspect collided with multiple vehicles as he fled the scene.

The responding officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle at a nearby street close to the scene of the incident. As they approached the vehicle, the suspect presented a firearm and a single shot was fired from inside of the vehicle. As the officers inspected the vehicle, they found that the suspect had suffered a self-inflected gunshot wound.

The officers attempted life saving measures and emergency personnel were immediately dispatched. After emergency personnel arrived, they declared the single occupant deceased.

This was an isolated incident; there is no threat to the community.

*The investigation is still ongoing; there is no additional information at this time.*

If anyone has additional information regarding this case, please contact Detective Cundiff at (434) 970-3373.

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