- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say a 37-year-old man who fatally shot his estranged girlfriend in San Antonio and took their 1-year-old child was later shot dead by state troopers.

Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Jason Reyes says Adrian Maurice Hardeman had a handgun Monday when troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident about an hour east of San Antonio.

Reyes declined to explain why troopers were prompted to shoot Hardeman, saying Texas Rangers are investigating.

It was only after the shooting that DPS learned Hardeman was being sought by San Antonio police in the death earlier Monday of 35-year-old April Russell.

Authorities say Hardeman went to the woman’s apartment in an effort to reconcile but was rejected. He later returned and shot Russell.

The child was found safe at a relative’s home.


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