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UPDATE: 2 Dead in Richmond Shootings, 2 Officers Wounded

Courtesy: Sandra Jones, WTVR

Courtesy: Sandra Jones, WTVR

April 21, 2013


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Richmond police say the fatal shootings of a couple appear to be a murder-suicide.

The shootings occurred Saturday afternoon at a residence.

Police say evidence indicates that 38-year-old Clarence Friend Taylor II shot 33-year-old Christine Mae Squire and fired at police officers who came to the residence to check on Squire's welfare. The officers exchanged gunfire with Taylor and then left the residence.

Police said Sunday in a news release that Taylor then shot himself.

Members of the police department's SWAT team later entered the residence and found the bodies of Taylor and Squire.

Two officers shot during the incident were treated at a local hospital and released.

April 20, 2013

Two Richmond police officers have been shot after responding to a barricade situation Saturday afternoon.

The officers have been taken to the VCU Medical Center in Richmond with non-life threatening injuries.

The barricade situation began as a welfare check on Rusk Avenue in Richmond. Police say the officers saw something in the home that caused concern and entered. Then, gunfire was exchanged.

Neighbors within a block radius of where the situation is unfolding have been evacuated as a precaution.

Police believe two people are barricaded in the house.

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