FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- A police officer answering a call about a domestic dispute was shot to death, and the suspect died minutes later after exchanging gunfire with other officers, police said.
Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said Officer Todd Bahr, 40, was killed late Friday night by a single gunshot wound to the head. Gregory Berryman, 47, later was shot several times during a confrontation with other officers in an apartment complex parking lot near the police station. Police said that after being shot, Berryman put his own gun to his head and fired.
Earlier, Bahr was one of several officers who were on foot looking for Berryman after his former girlfriend called police and said he was brandishing a handgun outside her home . At 11:05 p.m., officers heard shots fired. Police said they believe that is when Bahr was shot.
Officers closed in on Berryman in the parking lot, and more shots were fired. Berryman was dead by 11:09 p.m.