Port St. Lucie man fatally shoots self after injuring girlfriend

Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:49 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:49 a.m.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Port St. Lucie man apparently killed himself after shooting his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.

Police responded to 40-year-old Roubens Maignan's home Sunday afternoon after receiving reports of gunshots. Authorities say the woman, who had been grazed in the back of the head, ran to a neighbor's home with a small child.

SWAT team members surrounded Maignan's house and evacuated surrounding homes. After receiving no response for several hours, police threw tear gas into the house. Officers entered and found Maignan dead in the bedroom from a single gunshot wound.

The woman, who has not been identified, was treated at a nearby hospital.

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