The man suspected of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend after being shot at a hotel in Alabama committed suicide in a police impasse in Wisconsin.
Gary Eubanks Jr., 25, died of a self-inflicted bullet wound after four hours of negotiations with the Milwaukee police, the authorities announced on Thursday. It is unclear when the impasse occurred.
The police confirmed that Eubanks Jr. was responsible for the murder of the teenage Baylee Wall in Mississippi, whose body was found in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 23.
Eubanks Jr. was on the run for 10 days after he and Wall robbed the Microtel Inn in Daphne, Alabama, on October 21.
Gary Eubanks Jr., 25, (photo) died of a self-inflicted bullet wound after four hours of negotiations with the police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the authorities announced Thursday
Police confirmed that Eubanks Jr. was responsible for the murder of the teenage Baylee Wall in Mississippi (photo), whose body was found in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 23
Security video showed that Wall entered the hotel on the night of the armed robbery and the receptionist asked about room rates before departure.
Eubanks Jr saw the lobby walk in just after Wall left. He fired the receptionist and demanded cash.
The couple fled the scene in Wall & # 39; s 2015 black four-door Volkswagen Passat with license plate JGE1791.
Two days after the raid, Wall's body was found behind a baseball field at Woodward High School in Cincinnati.
She was only identified as the victim five days later because there was no official form of identification on her body.
The police described her death as & # 39; suspicious & # 39; and said it was investigated as a murder.
Investigators have not confirmed the cause of death, but sources have told WLWT she was shot in the head.
Police said security images Wall and Eubanks Jr. showed up at the Microtel Inn in Daphne, Alabama, on the night of the armed robbery on October 21
Wall would have entered the hotel and asked the receptionist about the room rates and then left before Eubanks Jr. came and demanded money at gunpoint
Wall and Eubanks Jr can be seen on photos of the driving license released after the armed robbery
Loved ones have fiercely defended Wall in the days since the police announced that they were investigating her death as a murder on Monday – accusing Eubanks Jr of forcing her to commit the armed robbery.
& # 39; There is no way that she willingly participated in one of those events, and we have evidence that that is the case, & # 39 ;, Wall's stepmother, Angela Wall, said AL.com.
& # 39; I wish we could have seen the signs before it was too late. & # 39;
She said that Eubanks Jr. & # 39; offensive & # 39; was and & # 39; unsuitable for Baylee & # 39 ;, and that he lied to her and her family about his age and claimed that he was only 19.
Wall & # 39; s stepfather, Steven Tillman, told it Fox Cincinnati that she and Eubanks Jr started dating in August and that she had recently sent a photo to her friend showing her with a broken lip.
Tillman said his stepdaughter told the friend that she & # 39; was scared (and) wanted to come home & # 39 ;.
He was shocked that Wall, who lived in Moss Point, Mississippi and was the mother of a two-year-old girl, would be involved with someone who was violent and would participate in an armed robbery.
& # 39; I still can't believe it. I really can't address either of these issues, & # 39; Tillman said. & # 39; She wasn't raised that way. That's not how she was. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; She was a very outgoing person. Love to laugh and you know, just your typical 18 year old girl. & # 39;
A woman named Erin Vinson claimed that the couple had stayed in her apartment before the death of Wall.
& # 39; If I had any idea that she would be killed two weeks later, I would never have lost sight of her & # 39 ;, Vinson said Local12.
She said that Wall told her that Eubanks Jr. had been violent against her.
& # 39; We knew it was unhealthy, but what can you clearly do with someone 18 years old to say to go back home to your parents who care about you, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Now I feel that I have some responsibility in being the last person to see her and that I might have been able to save her from that situation. & # 39;
On Wednesday evening, Wall & # 39; s aunt, Susan Speaker, announced the death of Eubanks Jr. on Facebook.
& # 39; Justice for Baylee is being served! & # 39; she wrote in capital letters.
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