Police arrest man in Culpeper following hours-long standoff; woman found dead in apartment

Police say a standoff at a Culpeper apartment complex Tuesday ended with a woman dead and a man in custody. 

Around 7:10 p.m. on Sept. 5, officers were called to the apartment complex in the 600 block of Friendship Way in Culpeper County for a report of a domestic incident where shots were fired inside an apartment.

Law enforcement officers with the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, the Culpeper Police Department, the Fauquier Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police responded to an all responded. 

Upon arrival, officers made contact with an adult male suspect, later identified as 47-year-old Harrison L. Jackson of Barboursville, who had a gun. 

The suspect backed away from police while on a third-floor balcony and barricaded himself inside an apartment where the woman had initially called from. 

Officers tried to get into the apartment to help the woman who called 911 when the suspect began firing at them. A shelter-in-place order was sent by the Culpeper County Public Safety Communications Center to residents of the housing complex.

At 3:51 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

Law enforcement later determined that the female victim, 47-year-old Jolanda M. Frye of Culpeper, VA, was already dead when they began negotiations with the suspect. Her remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas for an autopsy and examination. 

Jackson has been charged with one felony count of first-degree murder, five felony counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, one felony count of possession of a firearm while in commission of a felony, and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was transported to the Culpeper County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

No additional information has been released at this time.