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Posted: Tuesday, 26 August 2014 4:40PM

Victim In Princeton Shooting Was Robbery Suspect

The victim of the fatal shooting Sunday night in Princeton apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after he had been involved in a strong armed robbery earlier in the evening. According to the report from Princeton Police, evidence at the scene of the shooting led them to determine that 29-year old Jamie Butler, of Princeton, had taken his own life.

Additionally, Princeton Police say that based on evidence collected at the scene of the shooting which included items belonging to the victim of the robbery, and video footage from security cameras at KFC, detectives determined that Butler was then man who approached the female victim in the robbery on the KFC parking lot at approximately 6:31pm Sunday, grabbed her purse, and fled the scene in his 2001 Mazda.

Butler, who was staying at a friend’s residence on North Jefferson Street, then waited until the friend left for work Sunday night, took a handgun belonging to the friend and shot himself. Butler’s body was discovered by the friend when he returned home from work.

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