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Man who shot woman then killed himself recently arrested

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    ABC 333/40 has learned man who shot a woman he was dating overnight was recently arrested for Domestic Violence and Harassment.

    Police say Jason Powell and a woman living with him at 13 Cedar Knoll got into an argument.  The woman ran to a next door neighbor screaming that Powell had a gun.  When the neighbor let her in, the neighbor says Powell opened fire as he was closing the door.

   One of the bullets hit the woman in the back.

   Police say Powell then returned to his yard, put the gun to his head and took his own life.

   Court documents show Powell had a divorce finalized on April 23rd this year and exactly one week later he was arrested for Domestic Violence and Harassment.

   Police have not released the name of the woman Powell allegedly shot Monday morning or the extent of their relationship. 

   The woman is in critical condition but has non-life threatening injuries.   The neighbor was not injured.

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