A man accused of killing his girlfriend in Ohio days after they allegedly pulled a hotel robbery in Alabama has apparently taken his own life during a standoff with police in Wisconsin.
Gary Eubanks Jr., 25, was located Wednesday in Milwaukee, prompting a four-hour standoff. It concluded with him dying by a self-inflicted gunshot, according to Cincinnati.com. Investigators have determined that he "was responsible" for the death of his girlfriend last week, the Cincinnati Police tweeted Thursday.
The body of 18-year-old Baylee Elizabeth Wall was found near Woodward High School in Cincinnati a week ago. Just days before her death, the couple allegedly committed an armed robbery at a Microtel Inn in Daphne, Alabama before fleeing the area in Wall's car, police said.
Eubanks reportedly had relatives not far from where Wall’s body was found.
Wall’s family said they were told she was shot in the head, according to local outlet WLOX.
During the standoff, Eubanks barricaded himself inside a home on the city’s west side, according to local outlet Fox19Now. Officers entered the home after hearing a single gunshot.
Wall’s stepfather Steven Tillman told WLOX that Wall and Eubanks only started dating back in August. Before the robbery, the couple was staying in Wall’s apartment, according to local outlet WKRC. Tillman said that in her last correspondence with family, Wall sent a photo of herself with a busted lip and said she was scared and wanted to come home.
“She was a very outgoing person,” he said. “She loved to laugh and, you know, was just your typical 18-year-old girl.”
She was also a mother who has left behind a small child.
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