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A Nigerian man wanted for shooting his wife and killing her mother in Texas, United States (US) has shot and killed himself after leading police in a short chase.

41-year-old Obinna Dwayne Igbokwe was declared wanted after deputies were called to a shooting on Aldine Westfield Road and found the two women who had been shot in the head.

Deputies said Igbokwe shot his wife identified as Tangela Igbokwe, after an argument over custody of their 3-month-old son Mansa.


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Tangela was flown to the hospital in critical condition while her mother identified as Linda Larkins, was pronounced dead at the scene.

After the shootings, Obinna took off with his son in a 2008 white Honda Accord and the Corsicana Police Department later called Montgomery County deputies at about midnight to say that they had the baby, Mansa, in their care.

According to Corsicana police, a man dropped off the child in a car seat at a local hotel and said he would be right back, but never returned.

Since the man didn’t come back, Corsicana police were alerted and learned he left in a white car, which matched the description of the vehicle Obinna was believed to have been driving.

“At about 1:05 a.m., officers with the Ennis Police Department located Obinna’s white Honda and tried to stop him. After a short chase, the Honda stopped in a parking lot, where officers said they heard one gunshot come from inside the car,” the police statement said.

Police said they tried to save the suspect’s life and called for medical help, but he died at a Dallas hospital at about 5:20 a.m.

Mansa Igbokwe is reportedly safe and unharmed and has been reunited with his family.

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