Christmas Day Shooting Suspect Dies After Removal From Life Support

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The suspected shooter in the Christmas Day murder-attempted suicide had died after being taken off life support at Grant Medical Center in Columbus late Friday.

Phillip Loschiavo, 30, of Bremen, died after his estranged wife, Katie Loschiavo, decided to remove him from life support.

The two are parents of two small children, ages three  and one.

Investigators believe Phillip shot himself in the head just seconds after shooting Teresa Bickley, 30, of Glouster, who was his estranged wife’s girlfriend.

Logan Police Chief Aaron Miller told The Logan Daily News Friday afternoon that he believed the extent of Loschiavo’s injuries made it extremely unlikely the suspect would ever face a trial in Hocking County.

A few hours later, Phillip was removed from life support.

Investigators believe Phillip shot Bickley in the parking lot of the Hocking Mall on Christmas Day and then turned the pistol on himself with a single gunshot to the head — in front of Katie and their two children.

Phillip and his wife had been separated since October, and investigators believe Phillip placed the blame of their separation on Bickley, who was in a relationship with his estranged wife.

Funeral services for Bickley have been scheduled for Jan. 2, 2014 in Bishopville.

This article contributed by the Logan Daily News