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Police: Woman Who Took Out Protective Order Shot To Death

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:19:37-04

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Police said a Bowling Green woman who took out a protective order against a man was later killed by the man, who then shot himself in the jaw.

The Bowling Green Daily News reported Sheila Nash was shot and killed Tuesday night. Authorities said the shooter got into a shootout with police Wednesday before shooting himself in the jaw. He survived and was arrested. Kentucky State Police identified him as Gary Thompson.

In a petition written by Nash to the Warren Circuit Court Clerk's office, she said Thompson had threatened to burn her apartment down and had broken into her home before. Police said the protective order had not yet been served at the time of the shooting.

Authorities said Thompson was facing first-degree murder and burglary charges. 

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