UPDATE: Man in custody after two found shot to death outside Richmond apartment


RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) – Richmond police say Christopher Hager, 54, and his wife, Gracie Hager, 52, were shot to death outside an apartment on Keystone Drive Tuesday afternoon. The Hagers owned the apartment building.

After an hours-long standoff with a man inside an apartment, police convinced a suspect, Thomas Birl of Cadiz, to come out.

Police say Birl set fire to the apartment before leaving and there was a lot of damage before firefighters were able to put it out.

Birl is in custody and charges are forthcoming.

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Two people are dead after a shooting in Richmond.

It happened Tuesday afternoon at an apartment on Keystone Drive.

We’re told the suspected gunman is barricaded inside the apartment. Police say they are trying to resolve the situation peacefully, and they are negotiating with the suspect over loudspeaker, but they say he has not been communicating back.

At one point, officers told our crew at the scene and other people in the area to stand behind something solid because bullets could come flying at anytime.

We’re told police have blocked off North Keeneland Drive near Keystone Drive as well as Aqueduct Drive around the area of Keystone Drive.

Police say anyone who lives on North Keeneland, north of Keystone Drive, will not be able leave or get to their homes until the situation is over.

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