A man fatally shot himself apparently after killing his estranged wife and wounding the man she was dating early today, Sacramento police said.
Police believe the woman, in her late 20s, was shot to death in a home in the 1600 block of Meadowview Road in south Sacramento shortly after midnight this morning. A man also in the home, in his early 20s, was shot in the lower body with non-life threatening injuries.
When police arrived, the male victim identified the woman's estranged husband as the shooter, and he provided police with a description of the husband and his vehicle. Some minutes later, police found him driving near the Elk Grove City limits.
Officers from both the Sacramento and Elk Grove Police departments stopped the car at Franklin Boulevard and Sims Road. Before officers approached, the suspect fatally shot himself while still in his car, police said.
The Sacramento Police Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit investigated and determined that the victims in the south Sacramento home were dating.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357), or to text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.