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Man found dead in house after the gunfire exchange with the police

CHESTER, Va. – Authorities in Virginia say a man is dead after an exchange of gunfire with the police.

Maj. Edward Carpenter is a spokesman for the Chesterfield County police department. He tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch, officers were called to a house in Chester on Wednesday about a domestic dispute.

Carpenter says officers heard was in the house, and a wife and a child fled the house.

The police says the 38-year-old Kenneth Perna-Rutsky came out with a long gun, which he fired at officers. Carpenter says officers returned fire and Perna-Rutsky went back to the house.

Authorities say that after the police was not able to contact the Perna-Rutsky, officers approached the house and found him dead inside.

Carpenter says that an autopsy will determine whether Perna-Rutsky was killed by the police or if he took his own life.

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