ST. LOUIS – A man and woman are dead after a murder-suicide occurred early Friday morning in Spanish Lake, Missouri.
The incident happened at 5:10 a.m. in the 11400 block of Bellefontaine Road. The road was closed for a time Friday morning, but it has since reopened.
St. Louis County Police officers from the North County Precinct responded to a call for a vehicle accident.
When officers arrived at the scene, police said they found a single-car crash where the car had “left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and came to rest.” Police found Johnesia Murry, 29, inside the vehicle. She was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.
Angelo Jackson, 28, was also at the scene. He fled the car on foot. When an officer tried to contact him, the man had a gun and shot himself in the head. He was taken to the hospital for life-saving treatment, but has since been pronounced dead.
Police said the two were in a romantic relationship.
Detectives are working to determine the events that led up to the crash.