- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - El Paso police say a man sought in the slaying of a local woman and the shooting of a police officer has killed himself.

Police Sgt. Chris Mears says officers found the body of the man Tuesday morning behind a payday loan store in a shopping strip in southeastern El Paso. Mears says investigators believe he shot himself with a handgun found nearby, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the gun was the used in the other shootings.

An officer was shot three times in a drive-by shooting Monday night. Mears said he was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday but was expected to recover.

Mears said the suspect also was implicated in the death of a woman whose body was found around early Tuesday at an east El Paso residence.

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