TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Authorities say a domestic breakup may have sparked a fatal shooting that led to a two-day police standoff in western Indiana.

Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt says preliminary findings suggest that “a domestic situation” proceeded Monday’s fatal shooting of 40-year-old Amanda Kerns.

Police say a man fatally shot Kerns and critically wounded another man Monday at a home in Terre Haute, about 70 miles west of Indianapolis.

The man then fled to a second home, where state police fatally shot him Tuesday following a 20-hour standoff.

A coroner said Wednesday the gunman had been tentatively identified as 36-year-old Michael R. “Mikey” Reynolds of Terre Haute.

The Tribune-Star reports that Facebook postings indicated that a once happy relationship between Kerns and Reynolds had soured in the days before Monday’s shootings.

Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com

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