Granite City Man In Murder-Suicide Attempt Dies

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GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – Granite City Police say the man who shot his wife and then shot himself early Thursday morning has died.  The domestic dispute turned violent just before 1 a.m. Authorities say Troy E. Howell, 62, died at a St. Louis hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The incident happened on Jerden Avenue. Police say the 50 year old woman called 911 after being shot in a vehicle outside her home. She told police her husband did it.

Police say Howell went inside the home and shot himself in the head. The victim remains in stable condition.

Authorities say the victim petitioned for an order of protection against Howell.   He was served a summons from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday to appear in court.