Victim and suspect identified in Newport News murder-suicide

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Homicide suspect, 32-year-old Reginald Langley, died at a local hospital after leading police on a chase that ended with him shooting himself, according to investigators.

Around 10:00 p.m. Friday, Newport News police officers responded to a call about a woman knocking on doors in the area of 32nd Street near Roanoke Avenue, saying that someone was about to shoot a woman.

When officers got to the scene they found the woman, Naisha Singleton, 26, had been shot. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Witnesses were able to give police a description of the suspect and the vehicle he was driving, and that information went out to all police units.

Officers began following Langley after they saw his car on I-664. Virginia State Police and other Newport News police officers assisted as Langley refused to stop near the Jefferson Avenue exit on I-64 west. Police say Langley was traveling at speeds of 60-65 miles per hour; the speed limit on I-664 is 60 and on I-64 the speed limit changes from 55 to 60.

Langley eventually crashed on I-64 west near the Denbigh Boulevard overpass, according to Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston.

Officers say Langley was inside the vehicle suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Langley died at the hospital around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Langley and Singleton knew each other, Thurston said.

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