Des Moines police believe man killed woman, then himself
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines police say a woman was fatally shot, and the man suspected of shooting her died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police found the woman outside an apartment building Friday night. The woman, identified Saturday as 41-year-old Christina Marie Dirks, died at a hospital. Meanwhile, witnesses identified a male suspect and told police he had entered the apartment building.
Early Saturday, tactical officers entered the apartment and found the man dead.
Police on Saturday identified him as 42-year-old Rustin Dean Rice. They say Dirks and Rice had lived together until Dirks moved out Thursday.
Investigators believe Rice shot Dirks and later shot himself.
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