Colorado fugitive shoots girlfriend, self in Tulsa

TULSA - Tulsa police say a fugitive from Colorado shot and killed his girlfriend then shot himself after stealing a car in north Tulsa and leading police on a chase.

Police identified the two as Roy Hanthorn, 36, and his girlfriend, 32- year-old Rhiannon Vantassel, both of Colorado Springs. Hanthorn was wanted on a parole violation.

Police say the woman whose car was stolen was not injured.

Deputy Police Chief Dennis Larsen told reporters that police were pursing the couple when they abandoned the car they were in and stole another car before Hanthorn shot Vantassel and then himself to end the chase.

Officials say Hanthorn was taken to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition.


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