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FCSO responds to barricade situation in Stephens City
Responding to a domestic assault the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reported to Gate Stone Lane Stephens City.
Arriving on the scene authorities found the subject physically assaulted his mate and was in possession of a handgun threatening to kill himself while barricaded in a residence.
After setting up a perimeter authorities attempted to contact the male but were met with no response.
At approximately 10:50 a.m. SWAT members entered the home and confirmed that 46 year old Stephen Griffitt was deceased.
The perimeter was cleared while investigators began processing the scene at 11:30 a.m. yesterday Jun. 13.
Preliminary indications are that Griffitt died from a self inflected gun shot.
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