Police say a United States Air Force Airman from Johnson County killed his girlfriend, the reigning Greenwood High School homecoming queen, in California this weekend.
The incident unfolded late Saturday night in Marysville, California when police say they got a 911 call regarding shots fired at an apartment complex.
Investigators soon identified the suspect as Ian York.
Witnesses say York and Roome were dating and they had gotten into an argument earlier that evening.
They say York eventually took off in his car.
A tip led officers 250 miles away to Santa Clara, California on Sunday morning.
According to police reports York shot at an officer who shot back, but he did not get far.
York was located again near a shopping center and was killed by SWAT team members.
According to Kelly Roome's MySpace page she was in an adventurous mood just hours before the shooting, but she did mention that "some things just don't work out."
Greenwood High School principal Jim Kaylor fought back tears while reading a statement to FOX 59 News.
"She was an outstanding student, she worked in the front office, and was our homecoming queen this past year. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Roome family," Kaylor said.
Greenwood Homecoming Queen Murdered
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