Benjamin Michael King Death: Man Dies by Suicide after Shooting Girlfriend in Oakdale
A man shot and killed himself after shooting his girlfriend as she jumped out of the window at an Oakdale home early Wednesday morning January 12, 2022. she was found at a home along the 500 block of Laurel Avenue. When officers got there, they found a 41 year old woman suffering from gunshot wounds to the legs and pelvis. Police said officers try to stop the bleeding before the woman was taken to the hospital by applying tourniquets.
The woman was still in the hospital responding to treatment.
It was discovered that there was an argument that broke out between the woman and her boyfriend in a nearby home.
The woman jumped through a window to escape, when the boyfriend brought out a gun. He fired several shots which hit the woman. She was able to escape to a neighbor’s home where she got help.
Officers went to the boyfriend’s house on nearby West A Street, between Laurel and California avenues. A drone was deployed to provide a look inside the home by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office. The drone revealed that King had died from a self-inflicted gunshot.
He was later identified as 41 year old Benjamin Michael King according to the officers.