PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – The prime suspect in the murder of a popular 71-year-old store owner in Pagosa Springs has been found dead.

Investigators believe Larry Fisher interrupted a burglary at his store Ski and Bow Rack on Sunday. He was shot in the chest and killed.

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(credit: Pagosa Springs Police)

Authorities released surveillance pictures that were captured inside the store right before the murder. They showed the suspected killer.

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On Friday New Mexico State Police said Michael Moats, the man seen in those photos, shot and killed himself in Chama, New Mexico.

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Moats was a resident of Pagosa Springs. Authorities called him the “prime suspect” in the case.