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Mother killed after being shot in the head in Benton Harbor

Police found the 29-year-old woman dead with a gunshot wound to her head.
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Quintina Jeffries, 29, was killed Sunday morning when she was shot in the head in Benton Harbor. 

The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety identified Jeffries Tuesday, saying she leaves behind an 8-year-old son and other relatives. 

Officers responded to a report of a woman with a head wound at 185 W. Main St. Sunday at 11:21 a.m. When they arrived, police found Jeffries dead with a gunshot wound to her head. 

Police said in a press release their investigation lead them to believe Jeffries' boyfriend Samuel Brown was the suspect, however, they said they were told he died by suicide. 

While they are still completing this investigation, they said they believe this was an isolated incident of domestic assault and there is no evidence to suggest that it was related to illegal drugs or gang violence. 

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