Dodge City police say longstanding domestic issues likely led a man to shoot and kill two people before shooting himself.
Police Chief Craig Mellecker says 55-year-old Jesus Ochoa-Morales was shot in a store’s parking lot Sunday and died at a hospital. About 10 minutes later, 48-year-old Maria Monreal was abducted at gunpoint from the Wal-Mart where she worked.
Mellecker says when officers approached the suspect’s vehicle, he shot Monreal in the head and then shot himself. Monreal died Sunday.
The chief says the suspect, 58-year-old Isaias Monreal, was in extremely critical condition Monday afternoon at a Wichita hospital. An update on his condition was not available Tuesday.
All those involved lived in Dodge City.
The Hutchinson News reports Mellecker said no other suspects are being sought in the case.