Gregory McCracken (6291)

9/8/2011: Henrico Police responded in reference to a suicidal subject. Officers approached the residence and attempted to make contact with the male occupant without success. A short time later while officers were still on the scene, a taxi cab approached with the male subject, later identified as Gregory McCracken, 49, as a passenger. As officers approached the taxi, McCracken produced a small handgun and shot himself in an attempt to commit suicide. McCracken then raised the weapon toward the officers. One officer fired shots into the taxi striking McCracken in the torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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