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Gunman a Suspect in Texas Slaying

From Times wire services

A gunman who opened fire on police on the nation’s busiest toll bridge is the prime suspect in the slaying of a Houston-area investment banker, police said Friday.

Sergai Taio Daigre Jr., 20, was in critical but stable condition Friday after surgery. Police said he shot himself in the head Thursday during a predawn standoff that closed the Bay Bridge for 3 1/2 hours.

Police saw the gunman before 5 a.m. in a Porsche parked at Yerba Buena Island, which divides the bridge’s two segments.

A computer check showed the car was stolen June 26 from investment banker Andrew Loomis, police said. As two officers approached, the gunman ran into the bridge tunnel, waving a gun at commuters. He exchanged fire with police before hiding behind a barrier and then turning the gun on himself, police said.

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