Deale man shoots woman, kills self

February 23, 2003

A Deale man shot and killed himself last night after he seriously wounded his ex-girlfriend and barricaded himself in the home they used to share, said Anne Arundel County police spokesman Mark Shawkey.

The man, 63-year-old Milburne M. Linstrom, arrived at the home in the 600 block of Manns Road yesterday afternoon and shot Amelia Mary Stephonson in the upper body with a shotgun, police said.

Stephonson, 43, had recently obtained a court order barring Linstrom from the house, police said. After she was shot, she ran to the home of a neighbor, who called police. Stephonson was in serious but stable condition at Prince George's Hospital Center last night.

Police surrounded the house for several hours and tried unsuccessfully to contact Linstrom. They also fired tear gas into the home to no response. An Anne Arundel SWAT team entered the home at 9:30 p.m. and found Linstrom dead of a gunshot wound to the head, Shawkey said.

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