Police: Suspect in Appomattox killings surrenders
Updated, 8:01 a.m.
Virginia State Police say a suspect in the shooting deaths of eight people at a rural home has surrendered without incident.
Sgt. Thomas Molnar says 39-year-old Christopher Speight (Spite) approached officers at the crime scene at about 7:10 a.m. Wednesday and turned himself in.
Molnar says Speight was being taken to an undisclosed location to be interviewed. Charges are pending.
A lone gunman suspected of killing eight people in this central Virginia town remained at large Wednesday morning, and police who patrolled the area overnight said they will intensify their search for him now that it is light out.
State, local and federal law enforcement officers have surrounded a rural, wooded area where they believe Christopher B. Speight, 39, is hiding, authorities said. The site is about two miles wide and 1,000 yards deep, Virginia state police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said.
-- By Fredrick Kunkle, Debbi Wilgoren and Martin Weil
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