Officials: Ex-Deputy Shot Ex-Wife, Boyfriend - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Officials: Ex-Deputy Shot Ex-Wife, Boyfriend

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - 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 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. No guests were injured.
      

      
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