San Diego, CA – Police found the body of Alan Duane Lovelace Jr., suspected in the Grain Valley shooting of a woman, dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to San Diego officials.
According to police, after the suspect shot the victim, he fled in her 2002 Chevrolet Venture minivan.
Authorities were able to locate and then pursue the suspect by tracking his cellular phone.
The slow-speed chase stopped at a dead-end breach area, where San Diego Police said Lovelace was discovered in his minivan shortly after 12:00 a.m. Friday morning following a brief standoff with law enforcement.
When officers, on foot, reached Lovelace’s vehicle he was already dead.
The suspect allegedly shot the woman, identified as the mother of one of his children, in the parking lot of the Owner/Operator Independent Drivers Association headquarters building at RD Mize Road and Kirby in Grain Valley.
According to reports, the victim was leaving work around 5:45 p.m. local time on Tuesday, when Lovelace allegedly shot her in the head.
The woman, who police believe is his estranged domestic partner, is in critical condition at an area hospital.
According to reports, the courts had recently ordered Lovelace to pay the victim $250.00 a month in child support plus health insurance.
Police say that Lovelace had a history of domestic violence and was recently fired from a Blue Springs packaging company.