GERMANTOWN (WTXF) - An intense standoff ended overnight in Germantown with a murder suspect dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, and FOX 29 has learned about his long criminal past.
Police say the 32-year-old man was believed to have opened fire on his ex-girlfriend on Sanger Street, early Tuesday afternoon, killing her.
Wednesday morning, they revealed, "Witnesses stated during a verbal argument outside, the offender fired four gunshots at the victim, later identified as 25-year-old Michelle Saint-Aude."
Then, "After the victim fell to the ground, the offender stood over her and fired an additional shot into her."
After that, he escaped by running southbound in the alley between Sylvester and Oakland streets.
But they eventually found him, and he shot at officers three times from three different places.
Finally, he ended up in a barricade situation just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Haines Street.
There, the suspect fired several shots and officers warned neighbors to stay in place.
Finally, police say at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, they heard one gunshot and the SWAT team went in to find he'd shot himself in his head.
Later Wednesday morning, FOX 29's Steve Keeley reported that man had a very long criminal history and had just gotten out of jail. Then, he murdered the ex-girlfriend because she'd started seeing someone else while he was locked up.
He leaves behind a 13-year-old daughter, his mother and a sister.
Nobody else was injured and the gunman's name has not been released.