Three shot in Dickenson County, shooter in custody

Three people were airlifted to the hospital after a shooting in Dickenson County near the Rose Ridge Road area.

WCYB reports that the gunman is in custody after barricading himself in his home for nearly 3 hours. The three victims are family members of the gunman.

State police say 52-year-old Jamie Sykes shot his wife, Teresa Sykes, and his in-laws, David and Glenna Robbins. One victim was shot outside of their home, the others were shot inside.

Sheriff's deputies and state police tactical teams surrounded the shooter's home on Hill Ridge road, that is about 4-miles from the crime scene. Police officers were able to negotiate with him by phone to surrender.

Investigators are still trying to piece together what led to the shooting.

His wife, Teresa Sykes, is in serious condition.
His mother-in-law,Glenna Robbins, is in critical condition and his father-in-law, David Robbins, is in fair condition.

Sykes is being held without bond at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Haysi.
He is charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.


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