Police: Man sought in Alabama triple slaying kills himself

Associated Press

GARDENDALE, Ala. | A man believed to have fatally shot three relatives, including an ex-wife who had taken out a protective order against him, killed himself Wednesday as officers closed in to arrest him in Florida, police said.

Kenneth Dion Lever, 52, took his own life after deputies spotted him in a parking lot, but it was not immediately clear how, said Deb Henley, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office in Escambia County, Florida.

Authorities had been searching for Lever since three people were shot to death hours earlier at a mobile home park in the Birmingham suburb of Gardendale.

Police said the dead included Lever’s ex-wife Dana Reeves Lever, 50, who had filed court papers accusing the man of stalking and harassing her.