ROCKINGHAM — A person killed himself following a police chase in Richmond County Tuesday morning.
On Monday, Might 15, 2023, a deputy tried to cease a car with a Virginia registration on U.S. 220. When the deputy activated his blue lights, the car refused to cease and sped away.
Based on a press launch, the deputy stayed behind the car onto U.S. 74 enterprise and when the car did not yield to crimson lights and different site visitors, the deputy backed off and turned his emergency gear off.
After the deputy backed off, terminating the pursuit, the motive force of the car turned the 4-way flashers on and commenced slowing down. The deputy adopted behind at a distance to see what the difficulty was. The motive force turned off U.S. 74 onto a aspect street and ultimately deserted the car and fled on foot.
Different deputies and officers with the Rockingham Police Division started looking out the world and used a Okay-9 from Rockingham Police Division to start a observe of the suspect.
Whereas officers and deputies have been utilizing the Okay-9 to trace, a deputy serving to set a fringe noticed a male topic on Walnut Ln. that matched the outline because the male that had fled.
The deputy exited his car and ordered the male to indicate his arms, the male started working, then turned and produced a gun. The deputy yelled to drop the gun and the male topic at the moment, sadly inflicted himself with a gunshot wound. The male was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The N.C. SBI was contacted and has taken over the investigation.
It is a growing story.