Sep 16, 2020
Tarrant County Deputy Charged With Murdering Girlfriend Told Police She Shot Herself In The Head As They Hugged
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DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Tarrant Co Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Rotter told Denton Police his girlfriend shot herself in the head with his gun from work as they embraced, according to the probable cause affidavit.
He said he would have “stopped it if he could have.”
The victim, police note, was “paralyzed and confined to (a) wheelchair.”
Rotter is now in the Denton Co Jail charged with murder.
Jay Allen Rotter (credit: Denton County Jail)
Denton Police believe Rotter killed his girlfriend after they argued over him firing his gun in their backyard at milk bottle.
She texted a friend that Rotter, 36, a Tarrant County narcotics investigator, was using drugs.
The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office tells CBS 11’s Andrea Lucia, Rotter is being placed on suspension without pay during the investigation.
Rotter called 911 call in Denton reporting that his girlfriend, Leslie Lynn Hartman, 46, had shot herself on August 26.
Leslie Lynn Hartman (Facebook)
The investigation continued into September, during which time detectives executed search warrants and analyzed physical evidence.
After detectives presented a probable cause affidavit a judge signed an affidavit for the deputy’s arrest.
His bond is set at $1.15 million.
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Man who shot Michigan deputy kills himself, ending standoff
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Michigan sheriff’s deputy killed himself inside his home, ending an hourslong standoff with police, authorities said.
The incident in Superior Township ended shortly before midnight, the Washtenaw County sheriff’s office said Thursday.
“Early indications are that the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the department said.
Officers were called to a Superior Township neighborhood, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Detroit, because of a feud between neighbors that involved gunshots.
A deputy was shot as he approached the property.
“We are thankful that the deputy who was shot during the initial response has been released from the hospital and will begin his road to recovery,” the sheriff’s office said.
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