Police identify Metro-East man who shot girlfriend, killed self during standoff - KMOV.com

Police identify Metro-East man who shot girlfriend, killed self during standoff

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who wounded his live-in girlfriend before engaging police in a six-hour standoff died after shooting himself.

Madison County Sheriff's Capt. Brad Wells says 48-year-old Mark Dodson's body was found early Thursday in a Collinsville home after authorities forced their way in.

Investigators say Dodson shot his girlfriend about 10 p.m. Wednesday. That victim managed to run to a neighbor's house for help. She was treated at a hospital for facial and shoulder injuries that aren't considered life-threatening.

An autopsy on Dodson is planned.

Authorities haven't said what caused the dispute.

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