The Winchester man who died Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound is 38-year-old Wayne Leonard Click. Click was found dead after a barricade situation that happened in the 100 block of East Clifford Street.
Winchester Police officers responded to the scene just before 10 a.m. and secured the area, evacuating portions to ensure the safety of local residents. The SWAT and Crisis Negotiations Teams (CNT) responded to the scene. Negotiators were able to make contact with the male over the phone. Around 11:44 a.m. the male suspect fired a shot out of a second-story window in the direction of officers. Following the shot being fired, the SWAT Team deployed gas in an attempt to force the male out of the residence. Prior to the gas being deployed negotiations ended as the CNT Team was no longer able to make contact with the male. Just before 4 p.m. a Virginia State Police SWAT Team entered the residence and found Click deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.