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Jordan Hector Commits Suicide After Beating Ex-Girlfriend with a Gun in Santa Rosa

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A 34-year-old woman told police her ex-boyfriend attacked her at her Santa Rosa apartment with a gun Thursday night before he killed himself following a police chase, Santa Rosa police said. The series of events began just before 11 p.m. when police received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 2700 block of Range Avenue.

The Santa Rosa woman told police her ex-boyfriend, Jordan Hector, also 34 and from Santa Rosa, came to her apartment and when she refused to let him in, he broke through a sliding glass door, police said. Hector apparently confronted her about their relationship and held her at gunpoint. He fired one shot, which injured her face and neck, and then pistol-whipped her with the gun, police said. The victim managed to push him away and run out of the apartment to a neighbor’s home where she called police. She was taken to Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa where she was treated and later released.

After the shooting, Hector got into his Toyota Tacoma pickup truck and allegedly chased after a neighbor’s car that was leaving the complex at the same time. As he drove after the unwitting victims on U.S. Highway 101 at high speeds, the neighbors became scared and tried to drive away from him. He finally gave up on the chase near Shiloh Road in Windsor, police said. Police then issued a “be on the lookout” broadcast for the suspect, which was when Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputes spotted him near Conde Lane in Windsor.

The deputies attempted to stop him in the car, but he refused. A slow chase ensued west through Windsor and out to Eastside Road west of Windsor. Authorities put out spike stripes near Eastside Road and Windsor River Road just outside Windsor, which ended the chase, police said. While the deputies started to approach the suspect vehicle, Hector shot himself with a handgun and was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Santa Rosa Police Department’s violent crimes investigations team at (707) 543-3590.

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