Hampton barricade situation ends with 2 people dead

Posted at 7:01 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 10:19:26-04

HAMPTON, Va. - The Hampton Police Division has confirmed that two people were located dead inside a home off of Armistead Avenue after officers were called to work a barricade situation involving an armed individual early Thursday morning.

Members of the Hampton SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams responded to the home in the 100 block of Findley Square around 3:16 a.m. According to police, the call began in reference to a subject suffering from a mental illness, but it was upgraded when police learned the suspect was armed with a weapon.

When police arrived, they made an attempt to communicate with the individual to deescalate the situation. Several shots were fired inside the residence, causing police to take tactical cover.

The Hampton SWAT and Crisis Negotiations teams were activated and were able to help two more people in the home escape safely.

When SWAT members entered the home, they found the male suspect, identified as 25-year-old Diquan Divory Milton, and a woman, identified as 20-year-old Alexis Renee Berro, dead.

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