POLICE: MAN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE AFTER ROBBERY, CAR CHASE
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – State police are investigating the death of a suspect accused of robbing an Auburn convenience store and leading police on a car chase.
Auburn police say the suspect in a late Wednesday morning convenience store robbery drove off in a Jeep Wrangler, leading police officers and a sheriff’s deputy on a car chase. They say he fired a shot that struck one of the pursuing vehicles but didn’t hit the officer, who returned fire.
Police said in a statement that the suspect crashed the Jeep into a GMC Yukon, and was later found inside the Jeep with an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
The Yukon driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the exchange of gunfire involving the officer.
The dead man’s name wasn’t released.