Female officer killed ex-lover, then herself

June 11, 2007

LONDON, Ont. (CP) — Police in London, Ont., have determined that the deaths of a high-ranking female police officer and a retired officer last week were a murder-suicide.

Investigators have concluded that Acting Insp. Kelly Johnson, 40, shot and killed retired superintendent David Lucio, 57, then turned the gun on herself inside the vehicle Lucio was driving.

The regional coroner has determined that Lucio and Johnson both died from single gunshot wounds.

Police were called to the scene early Thursday morning by witnesses who saw a van crash into a building, and officers found the two bodies inside, along with Johnson’s service pistol.

Johnson and Lucio were ex-lovers, but the nature of their relationship was unclear at the time of their deaths.

Lucio’s funeral takes place today in London.