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VIRGINIABEACH -- A man has died after police say he shot himself during a barricade situation.

It happened late Wednesday nightat Waterford Apartments onBayhead Drive.

However, police say it stemmed from an earlier robbery at a nearby Dollar General.

Police spokesmanWayne Gilbert told WVEC.com that the suspect, 53-year-old Karl Evans, walked into the Dollar General and fired shots.

No one was hurt at the store.

Gilbert said Evans then returned to his apartment on Bayhead Drive and locked himself inside.

After about two-and-a-half hours, police say Evans shot himself.

SWAT crews then moved inside the apartment and began trying to resuscitate him.

Medics rushed Evans to thehospital, where he died just before 4:00 a.m.Thursday.

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