Police: Man kills girlfriend, tries to take his own life

WASHINGTON — A man killed his girlfriend and then tried to take his own life, police in Anne Arundel County said Saturday.

Officers found Kayla Yow, 18, dead in the living room of her apartment in Glen Burnie on Friday. Her boyfriend, Da’von Markell Mullins, 22, of Baltimore, was found alive but unresponsive nearby. Police said he had an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body.  A gun was found in his lap.

Mullins is currently on life support at University Maryland Shock Trauma, where he is under police guard.

Officers went to the apartment after a relative of Mullins’ called 911 at around 7 p.m., concerned over text messages that suggested he intended to harm himself.

Police were told that he might have been at his girlfriend’s apartment in the 400 block of Glen Mar Road. After no one responded to knocks at her door, officers obtained a key from the maintenance office and entered the residence, where they Yow was and Mullins.

Yow’s remains were taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of her death.

Police said they have obtained a warrant charging Mullins with murder.

WTOP’s John Domen contributed to this report.

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