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Richmond man found dead following barricade situation at Hampton hotel on Coliseum Drive

Generic: Hampton Police
Posted at 11:54 AM, Jun 09, 2021

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police SWAT responded to a barricade situation at a hotel Wednesday morning.

Around 9:26 a.m., officers coordinating with Henrico County investigators and the United States Marshall’s Taskforce responded to the 1900 block of Coliseum Drive in reference to a wanted man who was located inside of a hotel room at the Red Roof Inn.

The call was upgraded when police found out was barricaded and armed with a weapon.

The Hampton SWAT Team as well as the Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the scene and attempted to safely take the man into custody.

When officials made entry into the hotel room they found the man dead.

He was later identified as Christopher Leon White, Jr., a 25-year-old Richmond man.

He was wanted in connection to a homicide that took place in Henrico County on Sunday.

Coliseum Drive was closed earlier between W. Mercury Boulevard and Pine Chapel Road to all traffic.