- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

GLORIETA, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say a man shot and killed himself after leading police on a high-speed chase through three counties.

Officials say the chase started Wednesday evening, when a caller reported a suspicious person in the parking lot of an Albuquerque apartment complex. Investigators say the vehicle’s license plate was registered to someone with an outstanding felony warrant for a sexual offense.

Albuquerque officers say the driver tried to ram their vehicles and then sped onto Interstate 25 at more than 100 mph. An Albuquerque Police Department helicopter followed the vehicle until state police were able to pick up the chase.

The driver ended an hours-long standoff with police near Glorieta when he shot himself at about 1 a.m.

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.


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