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Officials: Suspect in Virginia Murder Shoots Self in Massachusetts

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    Officials: Suspect in Virginia Murder Shoots Self in Massachusetts
    Amelia County Sheriff's Office
    Dana Lee Williams, suspected of murdering his ex-father-in-law in Virginia, shot himself in the head in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, officials say.

    Authorities say a man wanted in connection with a homicide in Virginia shot himself in the head as police closed in on him in Massachusetts.

    Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says 43-year-old Dana William was taken to the hospital in critical condition after shooting himself as police entered a Fitchburg apartment where he was staying at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Early says William is originally from Fitchburg, a city of about 40,000 residents 50 miles west of Boston.

    William is wanted in connection with the strangulation death earlier this month of 68-year-old Woddell Brooks in Amelia County, Virginia, and the disappearance of his wife, 68-year-old Olene Brooks. Authorities say William is their former son-in-law. She remains missing.

    Early says William was recently released from prison.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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