Detectives probe murder-suicide


Published: Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 3:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 3:09 p.m.

BASSVILLE PARK, Fla. - Detectives in central Florida are searching for clues about why a man shot a woman to death in the street, then turned the gun on himself.

Lake County Sheriff's Office detectives say 46-year-old Washington Rodriguez was apparently following 24-year-old Brandy Haygood before he shot her Friday morning.

Rodriguez's motive remains unclear.

She was killed outside a home where she had been staying recently in Bassville Park, about 40 minutes northwest of Orlando.

Authorities say Rodriguez shot himself with a semiautomatic handgun after killing Haygood.

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