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Woman dies after being shot by husband at her job in Pinellas Park

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 17:49:11-04

A Pinellas Park woman has died after being shot by her husband last week.

Anna May Wittman passed away Tuesday from injuries sustained in the shooting.

Man dead, wife in critical condition after shooting, SWAT standoff

Her husband David Wittman was killed during a SWAT standoff that lasted nearly seven hours following the shooting.

According to police, 47-year-old David Wittman confronted his wife, later identified as 42-year-old Anna Wittman, at her work in Pinellas Park and forcefully removed her from the location and into the parking lot. Once in the parking lot, David Wittman opened fire at Anna Wittman multiple times and fled the scene.

Minutes after the incident, officers found David Wittman, who was armed with a handgun, at his family's home on 80th Avenue North in Pinellas Park. Police were told that multiple long guns, including an AR-15 style rifle, may be inside Wittman's home.

A little before 2:30 p.m., officers tried to apprehend David Wittman outside his home without using lethal force, but was unsuccessful, police said. After a series of attempts, two members of the SWAT team opened fire at David Wittman, killing him.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the shooting.