ME identifies ‘shooter’ in Pa. murder-suicide

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County medical examiner has released the name of a Pittsburgh man who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot hours after his ex-girlfriend was found fatally shot in her own shower.

The man police believe shot himself and 25-year-old Alisha Virtue has been identified as 24-year-old Nicholas Starr.

County detectives say Virtue’s body was found about 5 p.m. Tuesday when her mother, sister and 2-year-old son returned home. They heard the shower running and assumed she was getting ready for work, only to find her dead. The relatives then found Starr on the bathroom floor.

Starr had a gunshot wound to the head and died early Wednesday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Police say Virtue and her ex were both at the home when Virtue’s relatives left about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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