Police: Man being sought in wife’s shooting death kills self

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IRWIN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a man being sought in the shooting death of his wife killed himself when police attempted to stop him for questioning on a rural western Pennsylvania road.

State police in Westmoreland County said 38-year-old Anthony Detar was a suspect in Friday’s homicide of 40-year-old Kelly Detar at their Sewickley Township home.

Officials said Detar shot himself shortly after noon Friday when troopers stopped his vehicle just north of Marienville in Forest County about 125 miles away from the home.

Coroner Norman Wimer said police were trying to apprehend the man and “keep him in an unpopulated area since he was considered armed and dangerous.”

Trooper Steve Limani said the woman may have been shot to death “in the wee hours” Friday. He called the two deaths a “murder-suicide.”

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