Police: Suspect taken into custody after barricade situation in Chesapeake


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake police responded to a barricade situation Wednesday morning in the Western Branch section of the city. The incident ended with an arrest.

Gregory Culpepper

Officials say the Chesapeake Police SWAT team was in the 4000 block of Woodland Drive to serve a high-risk arrest warrant when a man barricaded himself inside of a home. The suspect, 57-year-old Gregory Culpepper, was wanted for assault on a law enforcement officer and communicating threats over the phone.

In addition, the SWAT team had a search warrant for Culpepper’s residence.

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Police say Culpepper barricaded himself inside his residence as the team’s armor vehicle approached. When they got closer, he fired a gun towards the vehicle hitting and damaging the driver’s side windshield.

Culpepper surrendered after a short time.

According to authorities, he will be criminally charged with 1 count of attempted capital murder, 1 count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, 1 count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and 1 count of felony vandalism.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Those with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3 Tips app on their Apple or Android device or at www.p3Tips.com.

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