Court records indicate that a man shot by Hopewell Police was threatening to commit suicide and told officers he had killed his wife.
54-year-old Gary Lee, from Colonial Heights, was found driving down the railroad tracks at Western Street in Hopewell a week ago. A police affidavit says officers saw that he had a “black long gun” and that he was shouting that he wanted to kill himself and that he had killed his wife in Colonial Heights. Officers say Lee turned the gun in their direction and they opened fire while he was in his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.