Texas man kills ex-wife, then himself, in front of son, 9

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Fort Worth police say a man fatally shot his ex-wife in front of their 9-year-old son in a library parking lot before killing himself.

Police say Brian Kesner, 38, called 911 Sunday morning after the shooting and said he'd killed Krista Copeland, 28.

He then shot himself in the head.

Copeland was taken to a hospital where she died from gunshot wounds to the head.

Kesner was pronounced dead in the library's parking lot.

Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman said Copeland had gone to the library to allow Kesner to see the boy.

Witnesses told investigators Kesner shot Copeland as she sat in her vehicle.

Loughman said the boy was sitting in Kesner's truck, but got out just before the shooting.