Murder-Suicide in Mingo County

On Sunday, October 1, between 10:30am and 11am, Wise County Central Dispatch received a 911 call stating that Todd Allen Richardson, 44, of Coeburn, had shot a female at a residence on Grave Covenant Road in Coeburn, Virginia. Richardson called the dispatch shortly after, confessing to shooting his wife, Veronica Webb Richardson. Upon arrival at the scene, law enforcement located the victim in the yard outside the home, deceased, and Mr. Richardson gone. An arrest warrant was secured by the Wise County Sheriff’s Office charging Todd Richardson with first degree murder. Around 7:16pm, a vehicle matching the description of his vehicle was spotted in Scott County, Virginia. The vehicle was pursued by officers with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office until it came to a stop in the middle of the highway on US Highway 23 South in Weber City, Virginia. At approximately 7:53pm, officers on the scene approached the vehicle and found Todd Richardson deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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