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St. Joseph, MO (2010-07-26) A domestic violence situation turns deadly on Friday in St. Joseph.
Police there tells us they responded to a shooting in the 28-hundred block of Lafayette Street.
A neighbor told police a man and woman were outside and the man had fired shots.
The first arriving officers found both people in their back yard.
The 26 year old female had been shot but was conscious.
She was taken to the hospital for surgery.
The 40 year old male was pronounced dead at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Three children- ages 7, 6 and 2 were rescued from the house.
The St. Joseph Police are holding names pending notification of next of kin.
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