Man connected to missing Oklahoma girl shoots himself

Ponca City Now - July 20, 2015 9:08 am

MORGAN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man killed himself following a standoff at a motel involving a teenage girl reported missing in Oklahoma.

Police in Allegheny County said officers were called to the South Fayette Township motel at about 3 p.m. Saturday after being told that a man was there with a 15-year-old girl he had apparently met online.

Police chief Danny Ford of Duncan, Oklahoma told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that investigators believe the man went to Oklahoma to get the girl and brought her back to Pittsburgh.

Officers tried to get the man to surrender for more than five hours, but he shot himself just before 9:20 p.m. Saturday. The medical examiner’s office said 46-year-old Walter Morris of Pittsburgh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The girl was unharmed.

 

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