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100 Officers Circle, Capture Virginia Killer

100 Officers Circle, Capture Virginia Killer

A police search is under way in Virginia after eight people were shot and killed. (AP Photo)

The AP via YellowBrix

January 20, 2010

APPOMATTOX, Va. – Virginia State Police said Wednesday morning that a suspect in the shooting deaths of eight people at a rural home had surrendered without incident.

Sgt. Thomas Molnar said 39-year-old Christopher Speight approached officers at the crime scene and turned himself in.

Molnar said Speight was being taken to an undisclosed location to be interviewed. Charges are pending.

Related: Photo Gallery: Manhunt for Virginia Killer

State police said Tuesday that more than 100 law enforcement officials had the suspect circled in woods where they believed he was hiding.

Police could not say what sparked the violence.

State police said the gunman also fired at a state police helicopter, which had to land with a ruptured fuel tank after one or more rounds struck it.

View Photo Gallery of Manhunt >>>


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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    "Molnar said Speight was being taken to an undisclosed location to be interviewed" And hopefully bounced off a few walls as he resisted his escorts, too.

    Now if we could only get an express lane for the execution chamber...(apologies to Ron White.)

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    AKangel

    about 4 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Turned himself in at the Crime scene HUH? Well, glad all officers went home safe.

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    JP503

    about 4 years ago

    7620 Comments

    Nice to see that no officers were hurt. Fry him now.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    10918 Comments

    Virginia has the death penalty, and, in this case, I hope they use it, and SOON !!!!

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    servingproud

    about 4 years ago

    4670 Comments

    Great collar..... May they fry him..............

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Can't say enough that this was a good outcome!!

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19386 Comments

    A real piece of work. He will be on social security before he meets Mr. Needle.

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    4theblue

    about 4 years ago

    1566 Comments

    thank God no officers were killed!

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    41146 Comments

    This is great!!!!! All the LEOs got to go home!!!!! Yee haa!!!!!

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    41146 Comments

    This is great!!!!! All the LEOs got to go home!!!!! Yee haa!!!!!

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    Gildor9

    about 4 years ago

    238 Comments

    Great news!

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Kudos to the officers, for a peaceful and patient resolution to a crisis.

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    elaken

    about 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Nice, good team work.

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    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Glad to hear he is off the street, good job!

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    36TR

    about 4 years ago

    7552 Comments

    Great job!! One more POS off the streets!

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