LAKE TRAVIS, Texas – Officials said a 54-year-old double homicide suspect in a Lake Travis neighborhood reportedly killed himself Friday after a standoff with police in Mississippi.
Travis County sheriff’s officials said Randall Burrows shot himself in the head just outside of Summit, Mississippi, after a short chase with Mississippi highway patrol.
He was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead soon after 5 p.m., roughly 15 minutes after the U.S. Marshals had found him and the chase began, according to Travis County sheriff’s Capt. Craig Smith.
“He ran several cars off the roadway and he ended up driving into a field,” Smith said. “He got out of his vehicle and had a very short standoff with the Mississippi highway patrol” before he shot himself.
Smith said Burrows was a contractor who was performing work at a home on Whitebead Trail, owned by the people he killed Wednesday evening.
The Travis County sheriff’s office on Friday identified the couple killed as Richard Dale Guthrie and Susan Gulla-O’Leary, both 60.
A third victim remains hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday. Investigators at the sheriff’s office believe a business dispute led to the shooting.
Guthrie and Gulla-O’Leary were both found dead in the front yard of a home in the 2000 block of Whitebead Trail with gunshot wounds to the head. The unidentified woman was found injured inside the home.
Records show Burrows was charged with murder in 1989 in Montgomery County and was convicted of the lesser charge of aggravated assault in 1990. He was sentenced to two years on probation, which he successfully completed in 1992. He has no known criminal history in Travis County, the records show.
Smith said the U.S. Marshals, who were working with Mississippi’s highway patrol, found Burrows around 4:45 p.m. Friday.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will investigate Burrows’ death, though the Travis County sheriff’s office will work with those officials, Smith said.