Officers hunting for a West Virginia man suspected of fatally shooting four people found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday evening, police said.
Jody Lee Hunt, of Westover, W.Va., was found dead in his Ford truck parked in a wooded area of the state, after an hours-long manhunt, the Associated Press reports. The 39-year-old was suspected of killing four people in three separate incidents on the morning before his death.
“The suspect in today’s shootings has been located and declared deceased,” read a statement from Monongalia County Homeland Security Emergency Mangement Agency, posted on Facebook.
Hunt, who ran a business called J&J Towing and Repair, in Westover, is believed to have killed a man identified as Doug Brady at a nearby tow truck business on Monday morning. Police contend Hunt then killed Michael Frum, 28, and Sharon Berkshire, 39, at their home in Morgantown.
A third victim, identified as Jody Taylor, was also killed near Morgantown, the Los Angeles Times reports.