Police probing potential triple-murder, suicide

Haifa-area man believed to have killed three people in two separate incidents before taking own life.

March 4, 2013 22:37
Israel police car

police car 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Police suspect a local man may have killed three people in two separate incidents in the Haifa area on Monday before taking his own life.

In the late afternoon, police found the body of 52-year-old hair stylist Dov Yosef, who was shot to death in an elevator in a Kiryat Haim commercial building.

After the murder, the alleged shooter fled the scene and was cornered in a parking lot by police. As the cops closed in, the man put the gun to his head, and pulled the trigger. Police are now checking to see if that pistol matches the one that fired the bullet that killed Yosef.

A couple of hours later, police found the bodies of two people in their forties inside an apartment in Haifa’s Kiryat Shmuel neighborhood. The bodies had signs of violence on them and police believe that they were murdered, potentially by the man who killed Yosef.

The people involved in the case are not known to police. Officers of the Coastal District have appointed the district’s branch of the YAMAR investigative unit as the head of the investigation.

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