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Man Dies After Shooting His Girlfriend In Newark

Newark Police

Newark police say a man accidentally shot and killed himself yesterday after chasing and then shooting his girlfriend. Police say 29-year-old Phillip Parker and Sara Bennett had a confrontation in a parking lot and she sped off. Police say both cars struck other vehicles, with Parker shooting himself in a collision before getting out and firing at Bennett at 21st Street and Log Pond Avenue. Bennett is hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say officers had been searching for Parker since Sunday when Bennett reported he recently held her at gunpoint and threatened to kill her and her family. Bennett is a teacher at Liberty Middle School.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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