PARKERSBURG WV Jan 22 2017 — A Belpre man taking his own life in a Wal-Mart parking lot Thursday is possibly related to a domestic situation, Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said.
The deceased was identified by police as Cameron R. Lucas, 23, of Belpre.
Parkersburg Police Department officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart at 2900 Pike St. to a complaint of a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle with a firearm, Martin said.
Officers approached this subject with caution and as they were approaching from the rear of the vehicle, they identified one male passenger inside the car, Martin said.
Officers continued to get closer to this subject and the passenger was witnessed by the officers to brandish a semiautomatic pistol and take his own life, Martin said. EMS responded and took the male to Camden Clark Medical Center where he passed away from the self-inflicted gunshot wound, Martin said.
The investigation revealed this incident is possibly related to a domestic situation, Martin said.
The uniformed officers on scene did not discharge their duty weapons during this encounter with the deceased, Martin said. His next of kin were notified of this situation, Martin said.
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