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Man Wanted in Sexual Assault Kills Himself

January 22, 1992

A paraplegic man who was wanted in the sexual assault and shooting of two women in Compton killed himself Tuesday in Arkansas when police arrived at a home to arrest another man, officials said.

Jerome Coulter, 24, who was sought in the Sept. 28, 1991, attacks near Compton College, shot himself in the chest with a 9-millimeter handgun and died in the back room of a home in Little Rock, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Irma Becerra.

Little Rock homicide detectives were in a front room of the home to arrest Tyrone Poindexter, 20, for a Dec. 31 slaying in their city, officials said. Coulter, rendered a paraplegic in a 1987 gang shooting, was one of three people wanted in the attack on J'neane Griffie, 20, of Los Angeles, and a 24-year-old woman. The women were raped and shot execution-style, but the second woman survived.

Detectives are still seeking Eric Robinson, 23, and Roberta Brooks, 24, also known as Michelle Stewart, Becerra said.

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