FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted in connection with a homicide in Virginia shot himself in the head as police closed in on him in Massachusetts.
Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says 43-year-old Dana William was taken to the hospital in critical condition after shooting himself as police entered a Fitchburg apartment where he was staying at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Early says William is originally from Fitchburg, a city of about 40,000 residents 50 miles west of Boston.
William is wanted in connection with the strangulation death earlier this month of 68-year-old Woddell Brooks in Amelia County, Virginia, and the disappearance of his wife, 68-year-old Olene Brooks. Authorities say William is their former son-in-law. She remains missing.
Early says William was recently released from prison.
The investigation is ongoing.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.