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Woman shoots herself in car at local cemetery

(Staff photo/file)
(Staff photo/file)(KWTX)
Published: Jun. 20, 2017 at 12:06 PM CDT
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Police and sheriff’s deputies were investigating Tuesday morning after a woman shot herself in the head while sitting inside a vehicle at the Maxdale Cemetery.

Authorities later identified the woman as Ann Louise Cheaney, 29, of Killeen.

She was taken to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen where she was pronounced dead.

Killeen police responded to the cemetery near the old Maxdale Bridge at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after a relative notified authorities that the woman had called family members to tell them she was going to kill herself.

The woman sitting inside a car holding a handgun when officers arrived.

Police notified the Bell County Sheriff’s Department which sent a negotiation team to the scene to try to convince the woman to surrender.

Negotiators tried for several hours to talk Cheaney out of the car, but just before noon she shot herself.

Officers broke the windows of the car in order to get her out.