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Associated Press, Published October 26 2012

Gunman who killed wife in strip mall also dead

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — The gunman who chased his wife through the parking lot of a Cottage Grove strip mall and killed her has also died.

Cottage Grove's director of public safety, Craig Woolery, says police responded to a report of a man chasing a woman and firing multiple gunshots Thursday about 3:30 p.m. Woolery says they found the woman dead inside a Jimmy John's sandwich shop and the man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he later died.

Family members identify the man as 22-year-old Chevel Richard and the victim as Tensia Richard. The gunman's father, Dale Richard, tells the Star Tribune the couple had two sons, ages 5 months and three.

One of the gunshots shattered a glass door at Anytime Fitness in the strip mall, but no one inside was injured.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.