Prince George County police are investigating a domestic incident in which a man fired shots at his wife before turning the gun on himself.
The husband, Jeffrey Schall, 60, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after twice firing shots at his wife. She wasn’t struck by the gunfire or injured, police said.
Police said they were called about 11:35 a.m. Sunday to investigate a domestic disturbance at a home in the 2900 block of Morrell Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers observed a man standing in the driveway with a gun. While officers commanded the man to drop the weapon, he pointed it at officers “before contemporaneously turning the weapon on himself and pulling the trigger,” police said in a release.
Schall was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers did not discharge their weapons, police said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Schall and his wife were having an argument. When his wife retreated into a bedroom, Schall fired one shot at her, police said.
As the altercation continued, Schall exited the house and fired a second shot at his wife through a window. She was still in the house when the second shot was fired, police said.
Schall’s wife was eventually able to flee safely to a neighbor’s home.
Schall’s body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Richmond for an autopsy. The investigation remains ongoing.