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Two killed by San Antonio gunman apparently slain by police

Christopher Bernard Doss, the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting of two people  in San Antonio on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014


San Antonio Police Department

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio police say a woman, her boyfriend and her dog were killed in a shooting that also wounded an 8-year-old girl, and the male suspect who was being sought has apparently been killed by police.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says an officer opened fire Monday as the suspect reached for a gun at a motel. Authorities believe the man who was fatally shot was the subject of a capital murder warrant. San Antonio police earlier Monday issued a warrant for 41-year-old Christopher Doss.

The couple who were victims were pronounced dead near the woman's west side San Antonio home Sunday evening. Police wouldn't name them, but Lorrina Robinson told reporters that one of them was her sister, 34-year-old Darlene Robinson.

Investigators want to know if Doss dated the woman, who was a mother of four with two grandchildren, Lorrina Robinson told reporters.

Police say the group was in an SUV when the male suspect killed the couple before shooting the dog. They had been cleaning out the car for an outing, according to the victim's sister.

An 8-year-old girl, who Robinson told The Associated Press was her niece, was taken to the hospital after being cut by flying glass from the vehicle's window, according to CBS affiliate KENS.

Robinson also told the AP that her 15-year-old niece begged for her life and wasn't shot.