Six dead after apparent murder-suicide in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Six members of the same family are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake.

Police have identified the suspect as 26-year-old Cameron Dooley. He is accused of killing his 17-year-old sister Brooke, his 22-year-old brother Landon, his mother Lori, his father Steven “Todd” and his grandmother Doris Dooley.

All of the victims were shot, according to police.

According to Kelly O’Sullivan with Chesapeake Police, officers were called to the 2300 block of Wildwood Road around 3:35 p.m. Wednesday to check on the welfare of a person. That is when they found Landon Dooley dead inside the home.

Further investigation by police at the first home led them to another home at the intersection of North George Washington Highway and Wintergreen Drive — a few blocks from Wildwood Road.

Once there, officers found an armed person who would not come out of the home, now identified as Cameron Dooley.

Police blocked off the neighborhood and tried to negotiate with the person to get him to come out of the house.

After several hours, officers entered the home and found five people dead — including Cameron, who shot himself.

According to O’Sullivan, investigators believe Cameron killed his family members before officers arrived to the scene.

A WAVY Viewer sent 10 On Your Side an 18-minute video from the night of the incident:

Investigators say they believe this all stemmed from a domestic incident.

Medical examiners arrived on the scene at Wintergreen Drive around 6:45 a.m. to remove the victims’ bodies from the home.

At one point, a local chaplain went out to the scene to talk to police officers.

The deadly shooting has left residents of the Deep Creek community shocked.

A neighbor across the street talked to 10 On Your Side’s Rico Bush, and gave his reaction to the traumatic events.

“It’s crazy, it’s too much. I’m right beside it,” Demetrius Peacock said. “My family and I don’t feel safe.”

A man who lives near the house on Wintergreen said, “It hits Deep Creek hard. But, knowing Deep Creek, we’re going to be able get through this.

“We just have to be able to get away from the sad parts, and look at the memories of Brooke her family — and remember the good things about them.”

A vigil is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Temple Baptist parking lot, according to people close to the Dooleys.

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