MEBANE, N.C. – Police in Mebane say a man wanted in an Orange County, N.C. shooting Monday shot himself as they chased his car, reported ABC11.
The pursuit began just after 8 p.m. when an officer spotted the wanted vehicle associated with the suspect. Officers published a BOLO (be on the lookout) earlier.
The driver refused to yield and a pursuit was initiated. The chase was eventually handed over to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Officers used “stop sticks” twice to flatten the vehicle’s tires, but the car kept going.
The pursuit traveled from Mebane into Alamance County and then back into Mebane where it ended on S. 5th Street. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle left the road and slammed into a tree.
When officers approached, they found the driver with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a gun lying on the passenger side of the car.
The man was taken to Duke University Medical Center where his condition is unknown. His name has not been released.