The suspect in this morning’s double-fatal shooting has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the state’s secretary of public safety and homeland security.  The investigation is ongoing by Franklin County and State Police.

State Police Sergeant Rick Garlits describes how Flanagan was spotted and stopped in northern Virginia:

08-26 Garlits Statement


Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton describes how the shootings occurred:

08-26 Overton Statement-WEB

Both Garlits and Overton were speaking at an afternoon news conference near Smith Mountain Lake.