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Richmond Police investigating apparent suicide of man following pursuit

Chris Graham
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Richmond Police have identified the male who shot himself on Monday following a pursuit from Henrico County as Dana Paul Roman, 45, of Richmond.

At approximately 8:56 a.m., Henrico County Police attempted a traffic stop of Roman in the area of Laburnum Avenue and Interstate 64.

Roman was wanted in connection to several crimes in Fairfax and Henrico counties.

The pursuit entered Richmond and ended with a collision between Roman’s vehicle and a Henrico County Police vehicle on Glenwood Avenue.

Roman fled on foot. Near North 35th and East Marshall streets, he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives with the Richmond Police Department Major Crimes unit are investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Detective M. Young at (804) 646-3926 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].