Police Name Victims In Brookeville Triple Shooting

Police Name Victims In Brookeville Triple Shooting

After a seven-hour standoff with the police, a man who held his wife captive over the weekend and killed three people in his neighbor's house, took his own life.

Thomas Manger, after set up in the home of neighbors shooting Snyder barricaded himself in his house and resisted police.

Christopher Wilson Snyder, 41, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to NBC affiliate WRC.

Three adults, including Snyder's wife, escaped the shooting, he said.

He then hung up the phone and shot himself once, police say.

"The negotiators began talking to Snyder over the phone in an attempt to get him to surrender", Manger said.

There was no report that anyone was in custody, and residents were told to shelter in place.

Authorities say the gunman, in some sort of dispute, followed his wife from their house to the house where the murder-suicide happened.

According to the chief of police of Montgomery County George. Snyder also mentioned he had explosives in his house during his talks with the negotiator and hence, the police continued to search his property late into the night.

Police said negotiators were speaking via telephone with the suspect, who refused to come out. The three weren't the only ones there at the time of the shooting, however.

Police reportedly found "a number" of guns in the home, Manger said at the press conference. "At that point, officers outside the home heard a single gun shot". Snyder's wife is cooperating with the police and was the one who confirmed that she was being held against her will by her husband.

The suspect, who is believed to be known to police, remains at large.

Some lanes of New Hampshire and Georgia avenues were blocked.