UPPER CHICHESTER TWP, Pa. (AP/WTXF) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man shot his wife and then led police on a chase through Philadelphia before fatally shooting himself early Wednesday morning.
Shortly before 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Meetinghouse Road in Upper Chichester Township.
Police say the 41-year-old man arrived to the home where his 40-year-old wife lived with her three kids, ages 19, 16, and 10.
DEADLY DOMESTIC DISPUTE: A 41YO year old man is dead this morning after shooting his 40YO wife in front of 3 children—19, 16, and 10 years old. She’s in stable condition after getting hit several times at her Upper Chichester home. @FOX29philly— Lauren Dawn Johnson (@LaurenDawnFox29) August 15, 2018
DEADLY DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Police do tell us the wife had gotten a PFA (protection from abuse) order and her husband was not allowed to be at the home on the 16 hundred block of Meetinghouse Road. @FOX29philly— Lauren Dawn Johnson (@LaurenDawnFox29) August 15, 2018
The woman had a protection from abuse order against her husband and he was not supposed to be there, according to police.
Investigators say the husband shot his wife multiple times before she was able to flee to a nearby firehouse for help. Medics transported her to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where she is listed in stable condition.
The husband lead police on a chase following the shooting, with several agencies joining the pursuit. He later crashed into a police cruiser. Police discovered the suspect inside of his car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
All three children are in the custody of family members while their mother recovers in the hospital.
This is an ongoing investigation.