A 17-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend’s lover committed suicide hours later outside a sheriff’s office, after his mother had driven him there to surrender.
The young man – who has not yet been identified – was involved in the shooting of 25-year-old veteran James Ayala in the early hours of Sunday morning in Harris County, Texas, say detectives.
Police say a ‘troubling love triangle’ is likely to be the motive, reported ABC.
The suicide happened just after 5am in the parking lot of Harris County sheriff’s office after a sergeant had approached a car with its headlights on.
Sgt. Cedrick Collier told ABC the woman inside the car had told him she was there to turn her son in for the shooting that happened earlier that morning in Katy.
Collier said that he then drew his weapon and asked the teen if it was true.
The teen said ‘yes’, stepped behind the vehicle, pulled a gun and then shot himself in the head.
He was taken to hospital where he died.
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