TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Authorities say a domestic breakup may have sparked a fatal shooting that led to a two-day police standoff in western Indiana.
Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt says preliminary findings suggest that “a domestic situation” proceeded Monday’s fatal shooting of 40-year-old Amanda Kerns.
Police say a man fatally shot Kerns and critically wounded another man Monday at a home in Terre Haute, about 70 miles west of Indianapolis.
The man then fled to a second home, where state police fatally shot him Tuesday following a 20-hour standoff.
A coroner said Wednesday the gunman had been tentatively identified as 36-year-old Michael R. “Mikey” Reynolds of Terre Haute.
The Tribune-Star reports that Facebook postings indicated that a once happy relationship between Kerns and Reynolds had soured in the days before Monday’s shootings.
Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com