Man suspected in death of girlfriend kills himself


Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 1:41 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE - A man wanted for the shooting death of his teenage girlfriend and the wounding of her son killed himself Tuesday as police prepared to invade his apartment.

Don Curtis Brown, 35, shot himself in the head before a police SWAT team forced its way his apartment, said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office homicide Lt. Rick Graham. Brown died shortly after the 6:43 a.m. shooting.

Police were looking for Brown in connection with the murder of Theia Roshano Williams, 19, and the wounding of her son, Jason Jackson, 2. Williams was killed and her child injured in shootings around 11 p.m. Monday.

The child was in serious condition at Shands Jacksonville, Graham said.

Brown was reportedly angry that Williams wanted to end their relationship.

Brown had an extensive criminal history. He was released from prison in 2001 after serving 10 years of a 20-year sentence for attempted murder.

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