Murder-suicide suspected in death of two in Sullivan

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

SULLIVAN, Mo. (AP) -- Police in the eastern Missouri town Sullivan continued Tuesday to investigate what they believe to be a murder-suicide.

Officers were called to an apartment around 6:30 p.m. Monday and found 27-year-old Sara Lackey shot to death inside. Her boyfriend had also been shot at but was unhurt.

About two minutes later, police received a call that a gunshot victim was in the parking lot of a business, Modern Garage. There, officers found the body of Lackey's estranged husband, Harry Lackey, 58.

Investigators believe Harry Lackey shot his wife, then drove to the car lot and turned the gun on himself.

The Lackeys had three children, who were staying with relatives.

Sullivan is about 70 miles southwest of St. Louis.

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