Man shoots woman, later kills himself amid police standoff

February 25, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Deale man shot and killed himself Saturday night after seriously wounding his ex-girlfriend and barricading himself in the house they used to share, said Anne Arundel County police spokesman Mark Shawkey.

Milburne M. Linstrom, 63, went to the home in the 600 block of Manns Road on Saturday afternoon and shot Amelia Mary Stephonson in the upper body with a shotgun, police said. Stephonson, 43, recently had obtained a restraining order against Linstrom, police said.

After Stephonson was shot, she ran to the home of a neighbor, who called police. She was in fair condition at Prince George's Hospital Center yesterday.

Police surrounded the house for several hours and tried unsuccessfully to contact Linstrom. They also fired tear gas into the home, to no response. A 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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