Police: Man kills firefighter who was leaving wife’s home

Police in Granite Quarry said a volunteer firefighter shot and killed another firefighter in Rowan County on Jan. 22, 2020, then died by suicide. (Photo: Garry Stanley/WSOC)

GRANITE QUARRY, NC (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man shot and killed a firefighter who had just stepped outside his estranged wife’s house, then fatally shot himself.

News sources report the Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Department said a man parked a pickup truck in the driveway of the home and was lying in wait Wednesday.

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The department said the man shot the firefighter with a shotgun, then walked inside the home, confronted his wife before he shot and killed himself.