- Associated Press - Sunday, August 30, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Eugene say a man lured his ex-wife’s boyfriend to a home where he shot him to death and then killed himself.

Police say that 48-year-old Nicholas Hazel shot and killed 33-year-old John Ramsey Tainton-Platts at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Police say that after the shooting he sent a text message to his former wife stating he had just murdered Tainton-Platts and that he planned to next kill himself.

Police tell The Register-Guard (https://bit.ly/1JumCz0) a standoff ensued until about 11:30 p.m. when police entered the home and found Hazel dead.

Police say they fired no shots and Hazel appeared to have a self-inflicted gun-shot wound.

Authorities say Tainton-Platts was a photographer who thought he was meeting a woman for a photo shoot.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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