JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in Missouri say a former sheriff’s deputy is suspected of killing his ex-wife and her new boyfriend before leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended with a shootout at an upscale hotel hosting a Christmas party.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol on Sunday identified the murder victims as 32-year-old Annette Durham of Salem and 39-year-old Steven Strotkamp.
The suspected shooter, former Dent County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Rice, was in fair condition at a Columbia hospital after being wounded in the shootout.
Rice was captured at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, where about 500 doctors, nurses and their families had gathered for a Christmas party.
Among the hotel’s other guests were members of a youth hockey team from Madison County, Illinois. No guests were injured.
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