- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend surrendered to police after a 19-hour standoff while he hunkered down in his Mercedes Benz sedan.

Walnut Creek Police say 38-year-old Greg Prokopowicz (pro-KOE-po-witz) exited the car with his hands up Friday afternoon after officers fired tear gas into the vehicle. He is accused of killing a 47-year-old woman Thursday afternoon outside a wildlife museum about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of San Francisco. Her name has not been released.

Police Chief Thomas Chaplin said officers spotted Prokopowicz riding as a passenger in the car Thursday evening and pulled it over. The driver left but Prokopowicz refused to get out and at times held a gun to his head. Police surrounded the car, negotiating with him through the night until his arrest.

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