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New Hanover Man Shoots at Police, Kills Self
Written by Kelly Chandler, Staff Writer

        New Hanover Police and the Mont-gomery County District Attorney’s office are investigating a fatal shooting in the 2000 block of Colflesh Road Saturday night.

        Authorities said they were called to a home by a 911 call from 2323 Colflesh Road around 10:32 p.m. While en route to the home, police said a motorist stopped them and told them there was a problem at 2327 Colflesh Road. 
        Police said on scene at that residence, they found a Mercedes SUV fleeing the driveway. New Hanover Police activated their emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle to no avail. Police said an officer followed the SUV as the driver drove erratically onto several surrounding roads.
        The driver, identified as Daniel Jobson, 56, came back to the home and exited his vehicle. Police said the officer engaged in a foot pursuit with Jobson through the home’s garage and into a second floor stairway.
        Police said as the officer approached the top of the stairway, Jobson fired a single gunshot toward the stairway. He then barricaded himself in a bedroom.
        As the officer took cover on the stairway, he reportedly heard a second gunshot inside the bedroom. Jobson was found deceased inside, with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. No one else was home at the time, authorities said.
        Montgomery County Detectives recovered a 9mm Glock pistol and two spent shell casings near Jobson’s body. A loaded magazine was also recovered at the scene. Police said Jobson owned the gun. 
        Following an investigation, detectives said they found out that Jobson was in a domestic disturbance at his home before fleeing and later shooting at the officer. Montgomery County First ADA Kevin Steele said the altercation was with an unidentified family member. No further information, including if the domestic was physical or verbal, was being released by authorities.
         Results of an autopsy on Jobson are pending from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Officials didn’t return phone calls as of press time Wednesday. ADA Steele said in an email Tuesday the autopsy was complete and Jobson’s death was “not at the hands of another.”
        No further information was available as of press time.    





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