Police identify suspect who held hostages, died during Chesterfield domestic dispute

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One person is dead and two others are injured after a standoff in a Chesterfield County neighborhood Friday morning.

Police have identified the man who they say held multiple hostages before shooting himself as Doron L. Royall.

Police were called to the scene at 15500 Silvertree Lane near Jefferson Davis Highway and Happy Hill Road around 3:40 a.m. for a domestic disturbance with a gun.

When officers arrived, they encountered a man and woman exiting the home. The man was suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Patrol Officers then established a perimeter and the SWAT team was contacted for negotiations.

At about 5:45 a.m., the SWAT team executed a hostage rescue and removed an adult female and a juvenile female from the residence. The woman also was suffering gunshot wounds and was also transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

During a tactical search of the home, police found Royall dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police said that their investigation shows that Royall lived at the residence and shot the woman during a domestic dispute. Police said he also exchanged gunfire with the man who was shot during the incident.

The two people injured are in stable condition, police say.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or http://www.crimesolvers.net.

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