Man kills ex-wife, then himself in front of child in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police say a man fatally shot his ex-wife in front of their 9-year-old son in a library parking lot before killing himself.

Police say 38-year-old Brian Kesner called 911 Sunday morning after the shooting and said he’d killed 28-year-old Krista Copeland. He then shot himself in the head.

Copeland was taken to a hospital where she died from gunshot wounds to her head. Kesner was pronounced dead in the library’s parking lot.

Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Copeland had gone to the Southwest Regional Branch Library to allow Kesner to see the boy.

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Witnesses told investigators Kesner shot Copeland as she sat in her vehicle.

Loughman said the boy had been sitting in Kesner’s truck but got out just before the shooting.