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Laurel Man Dies In Attempted Murder-Suicide

Posted On September 14, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Montgomery County, Oh.) – A Laurel man is dead after an attempted murder-suicide in Dayton, Ohio.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old David Hurley planned to ambush his estranged wife Wednesday morning, according to Fox 45.

Deputies were called at around 7:30 a.m. to a home after the shooting. They found the suspect dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. The victim, a 27-year-old female yet to be named publicly, had been shot twice.

Investigators say the victim was dropped off at the home where she had been parking her car as she was going through a divorce with Hurley. As she was getting in her car, Hurley allegedly came out from a shed and started shooting.

The person who dropped off the victim started to drive off, but Hurley then jumped into the bed of the pickup truck. It is unclear why Hurley got into the truck, but he was eventually thrown from the bed.

Then, a homeowner emerged from the home armed with a shotgun. Police say Hurley then turned his gun on himself and took his own life.

Police say the female shooting victim was taken to the hospital where she was listed in stable condition and expected to recover. She was in the process of filing for a protective order against Hurley.