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NORTON, VA (WJHL) -

An argument between a man and a woman in Norton, Va., led to gunfire Sunday night.

According to Norton Police, officers responded to Main Avenue Sunday night and found John Thacker with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police said Thacker, 49, had been arguing with his wife when she locked him out of the house.

Thacker reportedly went to his neighbor's home, pulled out a gun and demanded a cell phone.

According to NPD, the neighbor gave him the phone, and Thacker took the gun, shot his wife's dog inside its kennel and then broke into the home and assaulted his wife by strangulation.

Police said Thacker then shot himself in the head.

He was taken to Norton Community Hospital and was later taken to Bristol Hospital by the Virginia State Police Med Flight.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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