Associated Press Writer
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A military sharpshooter accused of killing his estranged wife as she sang at a bar died Tuesday night after being found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
Wyoming Army National Guardsman David Munis was found by a search team shortly before 8 p.m. MDT and was flown to Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, where he was pronounced dead, said Cheyenne police Lt. Mark Munari.
Munis, 36, apparently shot himself as searchers closed in on him, Munari said.
Authorities had been looking for Munis, 36, in a canyon area north of Laramie near where his pickup was spotted late Monday. He was found in a trailer about 15 miles north of Laramie, near where police had been searching, Munari said.
Munis' estranged wife, Robin Munis, 40, was singing with a classic-rock and country group at the Old Chicago restaurant and bar early Saturday when a bullet pierced a plate glass door and hit her in the head, killing her.
Witnesses at the hospital where Munis was taken said they saw a body covered in a tarp being taken out of a helicopter.
``We were standing outside, and we saw a helicopter come in pretty fast and land,'' said Evan Maurer, who was helping to install networking and telephone lines at the emergency room. ``About eight guys in fatigues, looked like National Guardsman or Army, jumped out with M-16s.''
``They grabbed a body out of the copter and started carrying it,'' Maurer said.