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Patrol: Woman killed as deputies served warrant shot herself

Patrol: Woman killed as deputies served warrant shot herself

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WEEPING WATER, Neb. (AP) — A woman who was killed as sheriff’s deputies tried to serve arrest warrants at a house in rural Cass County shot herself, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

April Crowley, 39, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday night inside a house near Weeping Water, just as Cass County deputies were trying to serve the warrants, the patrol said in a news release.

The deputies said they were trying to make contact with a person at the home when they heard a gunshot from inside the house, then heard someone calling for help. Deputies rushed into the home and found Crowley, who died at the scene. Another person also was in the house at the time of the shooting, officials said.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate the shooting as an in-custody death.

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