A MAN who is thought to have killed himself after shooting two police officers was the last person to have seen a murdered man alive.
Detectives confirmed at an inquest yesterday into the death of 20-year-old Thornton Lodge man Zubair Munir why they went to talk to Alexander Lawton.
Zubair was last seen on Sunday, April 10, and his body was discovered by hikers on moorland above Ripponden exactly a week later.
Lawton, 28, of Almondbury, was staying at The Fleece in Ripponden. When two detectives went to interview him on Monday, April 18, he suddenly produced a gun and shot them both.
A 44-year-old woman was shot in the thigh and her 39-year-old male colleague was hit in the stomach.
Neither was badly hurt.
Hours later Lawton was found slumped in a car in Northowram with a bullet wound to the head.
He died the next day at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
A gun was found in the vehicle.
The inquest at Halifax Coroners' Court was adjourned for further inquiries.
An inquest into Lawton's death will open in Halifax, but no date has yet been set.