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Man fatally shoots his former wife and himself in front of their 9-year-old son

By Mason White 5:51 PM September 14, 2017
Krista R. Copeland (R)
Krista R. Copeland (R)
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) People who were visiting a library, were shocked to watch a father fatally shooting his former wife in front of their son, according to police in Texas.

Fort Worth police said that the incident unfolded in the parking lot of the Fort Worth Public Library.

On Sunday, at around 10:30 a.m., 38-year-old Brian Kesner came to the library located at 4001 Library Lane, to see his 9-year-old son he had with his former wife, 28-year-old Krista R. Copeland.

Witnesses at the scene said that a fight broke out between the father and his former wife.

After a few minutes, Kesner pulled out a gun and shot Copeland.

The 9-year-old boy who was identified as Maddox, witnessed the murder.

Kesner then called 911 to report that he shot his wife.

He hung up the phone and shot himself in the head.

Copeland was taken to the John Peter Smith Hospital, where she died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Copeland’s son was not injured, but he was left without both of his parents.

Copeland left behind two sons, Maddox and Paxton.