TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (LOOTPRESS) – On Sunday, December 6, 2020, at approximately 11:30 pm.; patrol units from the Tazewell Police Department responded to a 911 hang-up call in the two hundred block of Muncy Lane; North Tazewell, and upon their arrival found a forty-nine-year-old female gunshot victim inside a residence that had apparent forced entry.
This agency charged forty-eight-year-old John D. Lester II of Tazewell, Virginia, with Malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony about the incident.
Later the suspect, before apprehension, was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The incident has been determined to be domestic in nature and is still currently under investigation.
Our agency thanks the Tazewell Co. Sheriff’s office for their assistance in the investigation.