A man who killed a Mountville woman late Thursday night was found dead in a separate location Friday morning, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
West Hempfield Township police, in consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, intended to charge 55-year-old Dawood Al-Barwari with homicide regarding the death of 48-year-old Ghada Saleb.
According to information obtained thus far in the investigation, Al-Barwari and Saleb, 48, were involved in a relationship between 2015 and 2016.
Al-Barwari, of Lancaster city, had engaged in stalking-type behavior for at least the past year, individuals close to Saleb told police.
Police determined Al-Barwari had parked at Saleb’s Lincoln West Drive home for several hours prior to the killing, awaiting her return. When she got home just after 11 p.m., Al-Barwari confronted her and shot her multiple times outside her home.
Multiple individuals provided police with Al-Barwari’s name and reported seeing him in the area before and after the shooting.
Just before 9 a.m., police and other emergency-responders were dispatched to the Wal-Mart on Fruitville Pike in Manheim Township. Al-Barwari was in a red SUV – the same vehicle he was seen in at the murder scene – apparently deceased.
Preliminary investigation showed he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A gun was recovered at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Police continue to investigate the incident. At this point, Al-Barwari – who uses an alias, Dawood Dawood - is believed to be the only person involved in Saleb’s killing.
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