Police say Iowa man shot girlfriend, himself


February 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Police say an Iowa man fatally shot his girlfriend before taking his own life this weekend.  Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Chad Meyers said 38-year-old Stephony Metzger died Saturday morning in the bedroom of her mobile home.  Police say that after 42-year-old Terry Francis shot his girlfriend, he shot himself.

Francis and Metzger had dated for several years, but neighbor Jennifer Iwersen says Metzger had recently been trying to end the relationship.  Metzger had three children between the ages of 12 and 18.

The shooting was discovered after Metzger’s 18-year-old daughter called police Saturday morning around 10:15.