Woman dead following ‘domestic-related’ shooting in York County

York County

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — One person is dead and another is in custody following a “domestic-related” shooting on Penniman Road in York County Friday night.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting around 8:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the 1200 block of Penniman Road in York County.

The sheriff’s office says a woman, later identified as Princess Chapman, died at the home.

Authorities also took a man into custody at the residence, later identified as 58-year-old Brian Keith Patterson.

Officials released that Chapman and Patterson were married.

Patterson was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and using a firearm in commission of a felony. Patterson was taken to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail and held without bond. 

The sheriff’s office said this was believed to be a “domestic-related incident.”

“This has is a devastating tragedy to this community and to our County. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family, friends and neighbors,” the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook.


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