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Murder suspect who shot self at Naugatuck PD has died

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Robert DeSantis shot himself at the Naugatuck Police Department and later died. He is suspected of killing a woman in Southington on Sunday. (WFSB) Robert DeSantis shot himself at the Naugatuck Police Department and later died. He is suspected of killing a woman in Southington on Sunday. (WFSB)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A suspect who shot himself at the Naugatuck Police Department after admitting to murdering his one-time girlfriend has died.

Robert DeSantis, 40, turned a gun on himself in his vehicle while he was parked on the department's lot on Sunday.

Police said it happened after he shot and killed 41-year-old Michelle Barrett at 58 Manor Rd. in the Plantsville section of Southington.

Barrett reportedly was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound that same morning.

About a half hour beforehand, police in Naugatuck said they investigated a crime scene outside of their own police department. Naugatuck police revealed on Monday that the suspect, DeSantis, shot himself in the parking lot.

DeSantis reportedly confessed to a family member that he murdered Barrett, police said.

Police also said Barrett and DeSantis had at one point been a couple.

Both have children, but not common children, they said.

They are still investigating what led up to the shooting.

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