By Sally Beauvais
The suspect of a murder in Alpine was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to law enforcement officials.
The Alpine Police Department had been looking for 42-year-old Robert Nin since Saturday, when they announced an arrest warrant for the Alpine resident on social media.
Law enforcement officials were searching for Nin in connection to a reported homicide that occurred on the 300 block of S. Cockrell St. in Alpine. The search for Nin was called off Sunday after officials discovered his body at a residence on the 300 block of S. Phelps.
It remains unclear if Nin attempted to flee, or if he had been at the residence on the 300 block of S. Phelps St. since Saturday. The two locations —where the homicide reportedly occurred, and the residence where Nin was found— are a block apart from each other.
The initial search for Nin began less than 24 hours earlier when APD found the body of 34-year-old Michael Alan Pate. Officials say Pate “sustained several gunshot wounds.”
Officials say the case is still pending further investigation.
This is a developing story. We will update with more information as it becomes available.