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January 2, 2013

Police find Pittsburgh man dead after shooting girlfriend

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police say a man shot himself ending an early morning standoff at an apartment building after police determined he fatally shot his girlfriend at her home in another location.

Police have yet to release the suspect’s name, though Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki says the man “did implicate himself” in the murder of 33-year-old Cassandra Wade. She was found dead about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after relatives asked police to check on her.

Once police identified a suspect in that shooting, they surrounded the building where he lived in a basement apartment about midnight. A SWAT team and negotiators also responded and a robot equipped with a camera was sent into the apartment enabling police to see the man had shot himself. That was confirmed about 4:30 a.m.

Other residents were kept warm in a transit bus during the standoff.

 

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