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24-year-old suspect shot 3 people in Lamar Saturday, killing 2, police say

Victims identified Wednesday
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Posted at 1:23 PM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 17:33:32-04

LAMAR, Colo. — A 24-year-old suspect who allegedly shot three people in Lamar on Saturday afternoon died after shooting himself following a police pursuit, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Around 2 p.m. on Saturday, police believe the 24-year-old man, identified Wednesday as Jourden White, shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments, located along the 700 block of Mullen Street in Lamar, which is in southeast Colorado.

The suspect fled the scene afterward, CBI said.

When authorities arrived at the apartment, they found the victims, 50-year-old Roy bock and 58-year-old Loretta Rhoades, who had been shot and killed. An 18-year-old woman, Keisha Graeff, was also shot was transported to a hospital. She is in critical condition, CBI said.

Authorities sent out an alert for law enforcement to keep an eye out for White's vehicle. Shortly after this, officers with the Granada Police Department reported seeing the car and they initiated a pursuit, according to CBI. Multiple other agencies joined in.

White stopped in a field near Holly — about 30 minutes east of Lamar — and got out of the car and shot himself, CBI said. He died of his injuries.

CBI said investigators believe the suspect knew the victims.

This case remains under investigation.