Get the daily newsletter!

Person of interest in Fredericksburg murder found dead after police pursuit


Here’s a joint release from Sheriff’s Offices in Louisa and Albemarle:

At approximately 1:22 pm the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office received a statewide broadcast from the Fredericksburg Police Department, about Barry N. Sullivan, 45-year-old male, who is a person of interest for questioning regarding a homicide investigation in their jurisdiction. Barry Sullivan was last seen in Louisa County driving a 2003 black Honda, UVN7771 and was reported to possibly be armed and dangerous.

At 2:55 PM Special Ops Detectives from Louisa County Sheriff’s Office observed the vehicle on Louisa Rd, in the area of Columbia Rd. They attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle, when it accelerated and attempted to flee from the officers. After traveling approximately 7 miles and into the county of Albemarle, the vehicle came to a stop.

Officers began giving the driver commands, to which he did not respond. The driver was found to have suffered what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After positive identification, Barry Sullivan was pronounced dead on scene. This incident is still under investigation by the Albemarle County Police Department.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This