SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Friends are mourning the death of a woman killed outside of a South Dakota hair salon.
Police say 24-year-old Amanda Connors was found dead Tuesday from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of a Cost Cutters in Sioux Falls.
Thirty-eight-year-old Tyrone Leeon Smith holed up inside of the salon for a few hours before authorities found him dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say Smith kidnapped his two children from a baby sitter before heading to the salon.
Connors was a manager at the salon. A friend says she had worked there about two years.
The Argus Leader newspaper reported Tuesday that the children's mother had filed a protective order against Smith. He recently had pleaded not guilty to a domestic violence charge.