Wise man dead after attempted murder and police negotiations

On July 15, 2017 at approximately 4:19 p.m. Wise County Central Dispatch received a 911 call of a domestic disturbance located at 7764 Indian Creek Road in Wise, VA. The victim called advising she had been physically assaulted by her husband, Scottie Lynn Hamilton, age 60, and he was now in the bedroom loading a gun. The victim hid in the bathroom with the door locked, and two gun shots were fired through the door. A deputy arrived on scene and was able to safely bring the victim outside. A Town of Wise Police Officer then arrived on scene and heard a gunshot come from inside the residence. The deputy and officer were able to get the female to safe location. Deputies and officers set up a containment around the home waiting for a Wise County Sheriff’s Office negotiator and the Sheriff’s Response Team to respond. 
Negotiators arrived and attempted for approximately one hour to make contact with Mr. Hamilton inside by cellular phone and PA system. All negotiation attempts were unsuccessful. 
The Sheriff’s Response Team utilized a robot to enter the home to conduct a search and attempt further negotiations via the robot. Mr. Hamilton was located on the bed, with still no response. SRT made entry to secure him and the home. It was discovered that Mr. Hamilton was deceased with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Wise County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division is in charge of the investigation which is pending upon receipt of medical examiner reports.

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