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Man shoots his wife during argument before driving her to the hospital and killing himself

By Mason White 4:00 PM February 24, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) It was a tragic day for a couple after their argument ended in death.

A man shot himself in front of the Massachusetts Baystate Medical Center in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police in Springfield said the incident began with an argument between husband and wife inside their car.

When the argument escalated, the man shot his wife, took her to the emergency room and left her in the care of the doctors.

He then returned to his car, locked himself inside and held a gun to his head.

Police were called to the hospital, and officers tried to get the 52-year-old to put down his gun.

After a five hour standoff, the man fatally shot himself in the head.

The wife is said to be in stable condition. A police spokesperson said that she is expected to recover.