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Suspect wanted in homicide fatally shoots self

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  A suspect wanted in a Friday morning homicide investigation fatally shot himself, according to the victim’s family.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were searching for Giovanni Bailey, after police say he was wanted for questioning in the shooting death of his wife in the 300 block of North Addison Street in Indianapolis.

Police say 27-year-old Brittany Bailey was killed in the shooting around 9:30 a.m.

IMPD said they responded to the area for reports of shots fired and found Brittany dead in the alley. They learned that a Dodge Charger was seen leaving the scene. The vehicle was believed to belong to the victim’s husband, Giovanni.

Police say the couple was in an heated verbal argument at a gas station in Plainfield before the first shooting occurred. Investigators became concerned, when Brittany’s car was left at the pump unattended. Police in Plainfield called IMPD and asked officers to do a wellness check on Brittany at her address in Indianapolis.

Just after 12 p.m. officers were called to a male subject down in an alleyway near the 400 block of Warman Avenue. Officers say the man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The suspect’s red Dodge Charger was located a few blocks away.

Police couldn’t confirm if the man who died in the alley way was Giovanni, but family members told 24-Hour News 8 they are sure it’s him.

According to police in Terre Haute, Giovanni Bailey was arrested on April 13 after a police pursuit. Police say the pursuit began near 25th and Poplar streets.

During the chase, speeds reached around 70 miles an hour and the chase ended on Franklin Street between 20th and 21st streets.

WISH-TV’s sister station WTHI spoke with officials at the Vigo County Courthouse who report Giovanni Bailey pleaded guilty on Wednesday to resisting law enforcement and obstruction of justice. He was sentenced to two years of probation.

Giovanni’s sisters say Brittany loved their brother. They did admit that Giovanni showed a pattern of violence toward Brittany, and one sister believes a drug addiction may have altered his state of mind, and led to his abusive behavior.

Shortly before Giovanni’s body was discovered, an apology letter was posted on Brittany’s Facebook page.Family members say Giovanni crafted the one paragraph letter. In it, he apologized to his family, and Brittany’s relatives. He called Brittany, ” My everything.”

“It still don’t take away the hurt, he should of never done that, nothing is worth taking someone’s life, nothing,” said Candice Bailey, Giovanni’s sister.

Just before Candice walked away, she made a simple request.

“We just need prayer right now, it’s a sad day to lose two people in our family in one day.”

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