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Tulsa police say man wanted in wife's slaying is found with self-inflicted gunshot wound


TULSA, Oklahoma — Police in Tulsa say a man wanted in the shooting death of his wife has been found in east Tulsa with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Sgt. Dave Walker says Derrick Todd was found Wednesday afternoon inside his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot and was taken to a hospital in life-threatening condition.

Walker says Todd had sent text messages to acquaintances about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday indicating he had shot his wife. Those receiving the text included an off-duty Tulsa police officer and a retired Tulsa officer.

Police responded to Todd's east Tulsa home where Walker says Tonia Walker was found shot to death.

Walker said Tonia Walker was shot with a .40 caliber handgun and that a .40 caliber handgun was found inside Derrick Todd's car.

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