Pennsylvania Murder Suspect Kills Himself in Staten Island, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner on August 7, 2014 9:43am 

 Keith Belajonas murdered his wife and abducted his two sons before killing himself, police said.
Keith Belajonas murdered his wife and abducted his two sons before killing himself, police said.
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Pennsylvania State Police

STATEN ISLAND — A multi-state manhunt for a man wanted for murder and child abduction came to an end in Staten Island Thursday morning when the suspect killed himself, the NYPD said.

Pennsylvania State Police were looking for Keith Belajonas, 32, after he killed his wife at her home in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and abducted their two boys, aged 4 and 7, about 3 a.m. Thursday, according to officials and reports.

He drove his Nissan Pathfinder to Staten Island and left his sons at a Castleton Corners CVS, located at 1933 Victory Blvd., and stole some beer and cigarettes, Pennsylvania and New York City police said.

Belajonas then drove south to Katan and Bartlett avenues in Great Kills and fatally shot himself about 7 a.m., the NYPD said.

The two boys, whose names were not released, were not harmed but were taken to Richmond University Medical Center for observation, police said.

Belajonas' wife was found in her home with a gunshot wound to the head and stab wounds, according to CBS.

Belajonas' brother worked at the CVS where he dropped the boys, but an NYPD spokeswoman did not know if the brother was working in the store Thursday morning.

The Pennsylvania State Police could not be reached for further information.

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