Dlondre Minifield, 20

Winchester, Virginia
February 28, 2016

Agencies: Virginia State Police

Cause of death: Not Yet Known

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Virginia State Police say 20-year-old D'Londre Minifield stopped while he was being chased by police and shot himself, but witnesses dispute that description of events. 

In a news release, state police say officers from the Winchester Police Department responded to a report of a fight Sunday afternoon. Police say the officers found two people and one fled. Police say 20-year-old D'Londre Minifield stopped and fired a gun as officers approached, dying from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say no officers opened fire. 

Eighteen-year-old Quay Pannell told The Winchester Star (http://bit.ly/1QpclFM ) he was traveling in a car about 50 yards away and saw an officer aiming a gun at Minifield and the gun went off. Twenty-four-year-old Kayla Friesen says she saw police shoot Minifield as he was about to climb a fence.

On May 13, 2016, it was announced that The Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas had concluded that Minifield’s manner of death was a suicide, with the cause of death resulting from a gunshot wound to the head.

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