Caroline County, Va. - Virginia State Police say Todd Houck, son of former Virginia Senator Edd Houck, is believed to have committed a murder before leading police on a pursuit and killing himself on the side of I-95 north in Spotsylvania County on Tuesday morning.
Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa said they had received a 911 call just after 8:00 a.m. from a Relax Inn hotel where an argument and gunshots were heard.
Authorities arrived at the hotel to find a vehicle speeding away and 36-year-old Jeremy Gift dead from a gunshot wound.
Pursuit of Houck’s Mercury Mountaineer began at the hotel and continued onto I-95 north. Houck eventually pulled the vehicle over on the side of the road about 30 miles from the hotel in Spotsylvania County and gunshots were heard.
Sheriff Lippa says a woman was in the car with Houck and was the victim of an abduction.
I-95 north has since reopened.
The investigation is ongoing.