Belton murder suspect kills himself during police search - KCTV5 News

Belton murder suspect kills himself during police search

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Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was found shot in front of a Belton strip mall. (Chopper5) Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was found shot in front of a Belton strip mall. (Chopper5)
The victim was found about 11 a.m. and taken to the hospital. The strip mall is off of Missouri Highway 58 near Congress. The victim was found about 11 a.m. and taken to the hospital. The strip mall is off of Missouri Highway 58 near Congress.
Police ordered boats to be brought to the area of 85th and Prospect to help in their search of a large pond. (Chopper5) Police ordered boats to be brought to the area of 85th and Prospect to help in their search of a large pond. (Chopper5)
BELTON, MO (KCTV) -

The hours-long search for a man accused of killing a woman near a Belton strip mall ended Friday afternoon after the man shot and killed himself while police closed in, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

Belton police began searching for Shawn Fuller from Kansas City around 11 a.m. after responding to a shooting at the 800 block of East North Avenue, an area near a strip mall. Responding officers found 42-year-old Tina Fuller of Raymore with a gunshot wound. She later died at the hospital. Belton police put out a notice for the suspect's vehicle, a black Dodge Durango.

Just before noon, members of the Kansas City Police Department found Shawn Fuller's vehicle, which crashed into a pole at 85th Street and Prospect Avenue.

Police spent the next two hours searching the immediate area. They also had a dive team search for Shawn Fuller in the nearby Blue River. He was eventually found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area near the river, according to Kansas City police.

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