21-year-old Hampton man dead after accidentally shooting self

Posted at 2:16 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 14:16:10-04

HAMPTON, Va. – Police conducted a death investigation after a man accidentally shot himself.

On August 12, officers were called to the 1800 block of Walkers Landing Lane after receiving a shooting complaint.

When officers arrived, they found Breyon Rooks, 21, suffering from a single gunshot wound.

According to police, while Rooks was handling a gun, the gun fired one time and struck him.

Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene.