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February 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM

UPDATE: Suspect in two Sequim area slayings is dead

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m.

The Associated Press

SEQUIM — A suspect in two homicides in the Sequim area has apparently killed himself following a standoff with police.

Clallam County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Borte told the Peninsula Daily News that John Francis Loring died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds Wednesday after being holed up in an apartment for hours. Washington State Patrol negotiators had been speaking with him and residents of the apartment complex were evacuated.

The 45-year-old Loring is suspected of shooting 19-year-old David Randle on Tuesday morning at a home. Loring also is suspected in the death of a 65-year-old man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon.

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