Officials have released more information in the case of a murder-suicide in Jesup Wednesday night.
Investigators say 22-year-old Lindsay Nichols was shot by 44-year-old Timothy Roses, a man she used to date, before Roses killed himself.
Nichols and Roses met at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Roses was a radiologist and Nichols was studying radiography. They had been romantically involved since April of 2011, but Nichols broke it off with Roses in February after deciding he wasn’t going to end his marriage to be with her.
Buchanan County Attorney Shawn Harden says Roses followed Nichols to Jesup in a rented pickup truck. Nichols had been going to see her new boyfriend and when she arrived, Roses jumped out at her with a gun, telling her to get in the truck. She refused and there was a struggle. Roses shot her and then killed himself.
Emergency dispatchers were on the phone with Nichols’ new boyfriend when the first shot fired. When the boyfriend went outside he saw Roses had committed suicide.