Stafford Sheriff’s Office Investigating Double Shooting
By Member Rita Kooiman
August 4, 2019

On Saturday August 3, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Stafford County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call for an unknown situation on New Hope Church Road. The caller also stated that two subjects in the house were discovered in an upstairs bedroom covered in blood.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they located a male subject and a female subject unconscious and in the condition the caller had stated. Each had an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The male suspect was subsequently pronounced dead on the scene and Deputy Justin Forman and rescue personnel performed life saving measures on the female. She was soon thereafter transported to a local hospital by Stafford Fire and Rescue.

The deceased has been identified as forty-one year old Michael Shane Nelson of Stafford County. The identity of the female victim is being withheld at this time.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into this case with the assistance of an Investigator from the Office of the State Medical Examiner.