CLOSINGS/DELAYS: Find Virginia weather closings and delays here
TRACK STORMS: Use CBS 6 Interactive Radar

Murder suspect kills himself outside City Hall

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOPEWELL, Va. (WTVR) - A man who shot and killed himself early Thursday morning outside the City Hall/Police station complex in Hopewell was wanted for murder in North Carolina, according to Hopewell Police Chief John Keohane.

The body was discovered next to a vehicle in a parking lot behind Hopewell City Hall about 12:18 a.m. Keohane said no one witnessed the man's death and there were no reports of anyone hearing a gunshot.

Police said based on their "investigation and evidence at the scene" detectives determined the man died from "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head." The man's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where a cause of death will be officially determined.

Keohane said the man was a suspect in an active homicide investigation in Pender County, North Carolina. North Carolina media identified the man as 70-year-old Wilber Price Jr.

Price was accused of killing a 73-year-old woman in her home, according to WECT.com.