Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot after police respond to violent domestic call

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: December 3, 2018 | 4:10 p.m. 

PRINCE GEORGE – A county resident is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot injury after turning the weapon on himself as Prince George County Police responded to a domestic call Sunday morning.

In a statement Monday afternoon, authorities confirmed the incident occurred in the 2900 bock of Morrell Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday after officers were called to the area to investigate a domestic disturbance involving a firearm.

When officers arrived on scene, police said they found a man standing on the driveway of the home holding a firearm.

“While officers were verbally challenging the male subject to put the weapon down, the offender pointed the firearm at the officers before contemporaneously turning the weapon on himself and pulling the trigger,” Prince George PD Public Information Officer Alexis Grochmal said.

The suspect, identified as 60-year-old Jeffrey Schall of Prince George, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not discharge their firearms during the incident, Officer Grochmal confirmed.

Through their preliminary investigation, police determined Schall and his wife were having a verbal argument when the female victim went into a bedroom, with the offender firing one shot at her.

“As the altercation continued, the offender exited the dwelling, firing a second shot at the victim through a window,” Officer Grochmal detailed. “The victim was still inside of the house when the second shot was fired,” but she was not struck by a bullet and was able to retreat to a neighbor’s home for safety.

Police said their investigation into the shooting remains active and Schall’s body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond for an autopsy.

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