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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.

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