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The Latest: Suspect in 4 Detroit killings shoots self, dies

February 26, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shootings of four people in Detroit (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

A man suspected of killing four people in Detroit, including the mother of his child, has died in Ohio after shooting himself while fleeing from police.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Sellers says 27-year-old George Anthony Davis Jr. died at about 3:50 p.m. at a Toledo hospital.

Authorities say Michigan police were chasing Davis’ vehicle when he crossed into Ohio. Ohio troopers spotted him at about 1:40 p.m. Sellers says Davis later crashed and was running from officers when he shot himself.

Detroit police Cmdr. Jacqueline Pritchett says investigators believe Davis opened fire on an SUV at a Detroit gas station Monday morning, killing a man filling it with fuel and two women inside the vehicle, including the mother of his child. Investigators believe he shot his cousin a short time later at a location about a mile away.

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3:30 p.m.

Police say a man suspected of killing four people in Detroit, including the mother of his child, is in critical condition at an Ohio hospital from an apparent gunshot wound.

Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit police spokeswoman, says George Anthony Davis Jr. was taken into custody Monday afternoon at a gas and food plaza southeast of Toledo, Ohio, along Interstate 280. She says the details of his arrest, including how he was shot, weren’t immediately available.

Detroit police Cmdr. Jacqueline Pritchett says investigators believe Davis shot the mother of his child and another woman Monday morning while they were in an SUV at a gas station on Detroit’s northwest side, and that he shot a man filling it with fuel. She says they think Davis then drove about a mile away and gunned down his cousin before fleeing.

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2:20 p.m.

Detroit police are seeking a 27-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting the mother of his child, an adult cousin and two other people.

Officer Holly Lowe, a police spokeswoman, identified the suspect in Monday morning’s shootings as George Anthony Davis Jr.

Police Cmdr. Jacqueline Pritchett says investigators believe Davis shot the mother of his child and another woman while they were in an SUV at a gas station on Detroit’s northwest side, and that he shot a man filling it with fuel. She says they think Davis then drove to a location about a mile away and gunned down his cousin before fleeing.

Pritchett says police have been in contact with Davis and are encouraging him to surrender. She says the victims and Davis all knew each other.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the suspect and the man pumping fuel were involved in a shootout around 8:50 a.m.

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11:42 a.m

Police are investigating the deaths of four people linked to a gun battle at a gas station on Detroit’s northwest side.

Officer Holly Lowe, a police spokeswoman, says a man and two women were found dead at the gas station on Monday morning. A second man was found dead not far away.

Lowe says a preliminary investigation indicates that the two men were involved in a shootout around 8:50 a.m. One died outside the gas station and the two women were fatally shot inside a vehicle at the business.

Police received another 911 call about 9:10 a.m. and found the second man dead not far away.

No arrests have been made and the deaths are under investigation.

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