The suspect, whose name was not released, confronted the victim in the parking lot of a Smith’s grocery store at 1485 Harrison Blvd. Saturday afternoon.
Around 1:15 p.m., he shot and killed the 41-year-old woman (whose name was also not released) then fled the area, police say.
The man was later located in a front yard a few miles away on the 900 block of Maple Street. Neither police nor the residents of that home knew why he went there.
The suspect was armed with a handgun and refused officers’ commands to surrender, and a SWAT team was called in. Nearby residents were evacuated from their homes.
After police attempted to negotiate with him for hours, the man shot himself. He was given immediate medical aid and transported to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition.
Police say there is no further threat to the public.