BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Bloomington police say a man wanted for holding a woman captive and assaulting her has died three days after shooting himself in the head while fleeing officers.
The police department says 34-year-old Brandon Michael Richardson died Monday afternoon. He was hospitalized in critical condition Friday after the shooting as officers tried to arrest him on attempted murder and other charges.
Richardson was accused keeping a 29-year-old woman confined in a home for more than three days, using a dog leash to restrain her, a metal bar to beat her and a switchblade to stab her in her head, back and legs.
Police say the women escaped to a neighbor’s home after Richardson left the house Wednesday morning. She was hospitalized for broken bones, puncture wounds and other injuries.