State police spokesperson Steve McCausland says the man suspected of killing his estranged wife and then shooting himself underwent a psychiatric evaluation just days before the shootings happened in Alton.
McCausland said yesterday that 43-year-old Scott Reed underwent the mental evaluation on November 17th, just two days before he is alleged to have shot Danielle Reed and then killed
Scott Reed told police he was suicidal following a confrontation with his former wife that included damage to property including her car.
Reed was taken EMMC and then The Acadia Hospital, where he was evaluated and released.
Two days later he met again with his former wife on the pretense of needing medication and shot and killed her.