A man who recently admitted that he is the prime suspect in the unsolved murder of an Abbotsford, B.C., woman is now a murder victim himself.

Alex Paul was gunned down in Abbotsford, Tuesday night, less than a month after making a startling revelation in an exclusive interview with CTV News. The question now is whether his death will bring investigators closer to solving the Angela Crossman case.

Abbotsford Police won't confirm that Paul was the victim of a shooting that occurred at a home on Inter-Provincial Hwy in rural Abbotsford on Tuesday. But CTV News has confirmed that it was Paul.

"The information we received first hand was there was a dispute going on in that residence and that one member of the residence had a firearm," said Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald.

But by the time police arrived, the gun had been repeatedly fired and one man was dead.

"Upon arrival, we took everybody in custody, we seized the firearm and we located a deceased male who apparently died of gunshot wounds," Const. MacDonald said.

Last month, police said they were focusing on Paul in the brutal murder of his tenant, 38-year-old Angela Crossman.

"I'm the number one and only suspect,'' Paul said at the time.

Crossman's body was found off a logging road near Agassiz on June 11th, sparking a massive police investigation.

No one has ever been charged in her murder and police never said how she was killed.

But Paul said he wasn't the killer. "I was trying to help the girl,'' he said.

He said the investigation had taken a toll on him.

"I'm no longer at work. I'm on stress leave. I'm seeing a counselor. My doctor has suggested I'm on anti-depressants,'' he said.

But the RCMP is remaining tight-lipped about the investigation into Crossman's death.

"I'm not able to confirm who is a suspect or if we have any suspects at all. Doing so would be detrimental to our investigation,'' said RCMP Cpl. Dale Carr.

Police are not saying whether or not Paul's death moves them any closer to solving Crossman's murder.

Cpl. Carr would only say that the investigation is moving forward. "There is just not a lot more I can release at this time to the community. It's an ongoing investigation," he said.

Meanwhile, Abbotsford police say they are still trying to piece together the motive behind the killing on Tuesday night.

"That's one of the investigative avenues to determine what the dispute was,'' said Const. MacDonald.

With a report by CTV British Columbia's Michele Brunoro