Gunman committed suicide after torching CA home

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Posted: Aug 26, 2011 2:24 PM
Gunman committed suicide after torching CA home

Police say autopsy results show a rampaging gunman committed suicide after killing his baby daughter and mother-in-law, critically wounding a police officer and then torching his home in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon (kuh-HOHN').

Lt. Mark Coit said Friday that Kevin Collier shot himself in the head Sunday.

Coit says results from the autopsies performed on the two badly burned bodies pulled from the home's charred remains also showed Collier shot his 51-year-old mother-in-law in the head.

Coit says officials also confirmed the 1-year-old baby found shot in the head in Collier's truck was his daughter.

Twenty-eight-year-old Officer Jarred Slocum is recovering from also being shot in the head by Collier.

Collier's wife escaped. She had filed for divorce days before the incident.