York County man pleads guilty to fatal domestic-related shooting

York County

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A man in York County has pleaded guilty in a domestic-related shooting that took the life of a woman in 2020.

The shooting took place the night of March 27, 2020 in the 1200 block of Penniman Road in York County.

The York-Poquoson 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.

Brian Keith Patterson (Courtesy – Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

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.”

During a recent court hearing, Patterson pleaded guilty to both charges. His sentencing is set for January 11, 2022.

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