Texas man accused of killing co-worker in Mississippi

Brian Douglas Allen, 37 is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. (Source: Covington County Sheriff's Office)

COLLINS, Miss. (AP) - A 37-year-old man is accused of taking his ex-girlfriend from Texas and shooting her to death in Mississippi.

Covington County authorities tell news outlets that bond for Brian Douglas Allen of Rowlett, Texas, has been set at $2.25 million.

He's accused of killing 31-year-old Kristian Bailey, of Rowlett, and other charges. Covington County Undersheriff Layne McLaurin tells WDAM-TV that when deputies answered a report of gunfire Aug. 29 in Mount Olive, Allen started shooting, then drove off in a patrol car. He was caught about six hours later.

Nate Baldwin tells The Dallas Morning News he and Bailey were planning marriage, and she had once dated Allen.

Bailey's aunt, Shyril Hulshouser Small, of Dallas, says Allen had recently talked Bailey into taking a job at the company where he worked.

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