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Metro homicide investigating after police chase in South Bend

Published: Sep. 3, 2020 at 11:17 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - St. Joe County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating an incident where a man shot and killed himself after being chased by police.

Thursday night, police officers were investigating reports of an armed robbery that occurred on Primrose between Auten and Adams Roads in South Bend, IN.

After spotting a man and vehicle that matched the descriptions of the suspect, police pursued the vehicle for a short time before the suspect drove his vehicle off the roadway. When officers approached the vehicle on foot, they saw the suspect shoot himself in the head.

Officers at the scene rendered aid to the driver and summoned medical personnel. The driver was transported to Memorial Hospital where he later died.

The identity of the driver is being withheld pending notification of his family.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has information, they are encouraged to please contact the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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