Suspect in gas station triple murder suspect dies by suicide in Ohio
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - A man wanted for four murders on Detroit's west side Monday morning has died after shooting himself after crashing a car he stole and trying to run from police on foot, police say.
Police had been looking for George Davis Jr. since around 9 a.m. Monday, after a triple murder at a Sunoco gas station and a fourth murder at a nearby house. Van Buren Police say, Monday afternoon, Davis carjacked a driver in a 2014 black Ford Fusion on Belleville Road.
The Ohio State Patrol told FOX 2 that Davis died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities say Davis drove south into Ohio. WTOL reports Davis's car became disabled in the area of I-280 and I-75. A police source says Davis crashed his car and then shot himself. He was rushed to the hospital and later died from his injuries.
Earlier on Monday, two women in their 20s were fatally shot at a gas station at 22700 Fenkell Avenue, and a 60-year-old man was the third shooting victim, according to police. Police believe Davis left the gas station after shooting those three and drove to a home approximately two miles away on Faust Street, where he then shot and killed his cousin. He left the home in a blue Nissan Altima with temporary tags.
3 killed in gas station shooting on Fenkell, 4th killed minutes later on Faust
Police have identified the male victim at the gas station as Deacon Raphael Hall from Citadel of Praise. Police say he was shot while pumping gas.
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Family members tell FOX 2 one of the female victims was Hall's daughter, Ciera Bargaineer, 24, and that she has had a relationship with Davis for years and was the mother of his child. The other female victim has been identified as 21-year-old Kristin Thomas. She was getting a ride to her job at McDonalds.
According to police, Davis had just been recently been paroled. A family member tells us Bargaineer and Davis had a child together after he got out of prison. The child is now two months old, and is safe at this time. The family member says she didn't think there were any problems in their relationship.
Another family member tells us Davis had just been in the hospital for hallucinations, and that he may have been jealous of a possible relationship between the cousin and Bargaineer.
Cornerstone Charter Academies in the Detroit area were on a precautionary lockdown Monday as Davis was on the loose.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.