Video: Murder suspect shoots at cops during high-speed pursuit
Gregory Lee’s bullets narrowly missed the LEOs
By PoliceOne Staff
STAFFORD, Va. — Recently released dash cam footage shows a murder suspect leading a Virginia deputy on a high-speed pursuit and shooting at him.
WTTG reports that 42-year-old Gregory Lee fired several shots at the deputy on Dec. 28, causing the LEO to swerve to the right shoulder of the highway. Police said one of the bullets went through the deputy’s windshield and narrowly missed him.
Trooper & @staffcosheriff Deputy shot at on I95 by pursuit suspect. Deputy suffered minor injury. Adult male suspect crashed & in hospital. No shots fired by law enforcement. Investigation ongoing. pic.twitter.com/mRoS1h1pR9— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) December 28, 2017
The deputy continued the pursuit and the suspect eventually lost control of his vehicle and crashed. Officials said they found Lee with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and flew him to a hospital, where he later died.
Lee was suspected of fatally shooting his wife earlier that morning. A trooper located Lee’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, leading to the pursuit.
Police said before the deputy responded, Lee also fired his weapon at the trooper’s vehicle. The trooper was able to duck away and avoided getting struck.
Dramatic dashcam video shows pursuit on I-95 that ended with shooting, crash
Dramatic dashcam video shows the police chase on Interstate 95 that ended with a murder suspect shooting himself in the head. The video, released Friday by the Stafford County Sheriff Office, shows deputies and Virginia State Police Troopers pursuing 42-year-old Gregory Lee, who was a suspect in a domestic-related fatal shooting earlier that morning. Story: http://via.wtvr.com/WbnH1Posted by WTVR CBS 6 News on Friday, January 5, 2018