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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Police are investigating whether there are other victims of an Oregon man killed after he attacked a woman in West Virginia.
Media outlets report that Charleston police identified the man on Wednesday as 45-year-old Neal Falls of Springfield, Oregon.
Police say investigators found several axes, a shovel, bleach, handcuffs, knives, a machete and other items in Falls’ vehicle.
Falls met the woman online on the website Backpage.com. Police say Falls beat and choked the woman on Saturday at a residence in Charleston. She grabbed Falls’ handgun after he laid the weapon down and shot him once.
Charleston police are investigating whether Falls is connected to other crimes around the country.
The woman’s name hasn’t been released. Police say the shooting was self-defense.