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Published on Tuesday October 25, 2011 - 9:06 AM
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ROSEBURG, Oregon - Investigators in Douglas County say a man distraught about the breakup of his marriage wrote suicide notes before he pointed a gun at the Myrtle Point police chief and was killed by shots from two officers. On Monday, authorities released details of the shooting, saying that 58-year-old John Babcock was hit three times in gunfire that the grand jury has found justified. Babcock went to the office of a real estate agent he blamed for the breakup and wounded that man, who has since been released from the hospital. Then Babcock headed for an art gallery where his estranged wife worked. There, he encountered the police. They say they tried to use a stun gun but Babcock's coat was too thick.