Man wanted in quadruple shooting that killed elderly woman found dead, victim's family says

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police say a wanted man is dead Tuesday, Sept. 6, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Police responded to a residence near Melvina and Port Washington Avenue around 3:48 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers knocked and announced themselves and shortly after, heard a firearm discharge from inside the residence. The man was found deceased.

The wanted individual has been identified by the victim's family as Lesley Bost, the man wanted in connection to a quadruple shooting that occurred on Aug. 24. 

Bost was accused of shooting and killing 82-year-old Shirley Sue Mallory and injuring three others.

Mallory's son, Gregory, spoke to CBS 58 Wednesday after the news about Bost's death.

"It brings a little relief, but not a lot," Mallory said. His father and aunt, who were also shot in the incident, are having a difficult recovery in the hospital.

"My thoughts right now are more so of anger, of everything that has happened here. The shooting of my parents. The destruction of his family home," Mallory said.

His parents shared the duplex building on 22nd street with Bost's family for years. Mallory called it his "second home."

"His mom and my mom were porch buddies. Best friends. My mom would be sitting on the porch, his mom would be sitting on the other porch, they would talk for hours." Mallory said.

Two weeks after his mother, Shirley Sue, was killed, many questions will now be left unanswered.

"Why he did what he did, and for what reason, I'll never know. We'll never get justice," Mallory said.

He wasn't surprised to hear his mother's accused killer took his own life.

"That was his way out as opposed to going to jail," Gregory said.

He told CBS 58 members of Bost's family have reached out in support of the Mallorys.

An incident report from the Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office notes Bost's sister noticed he had been angry for a while leading up to the shooting.

She told the ME it might have been about a landscaping disagreement.

Funeral services for Shirley Sue Mallory are set for Thursday, Sept. 7.

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