Gunfire, High-Speed Chase Ends in Death in Eastern Idaho

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Eastern Idaho law enforcement was faced with gunfire and a high-speed chase before a suspect ultimately crashed his car into a mobile home. According to this morning's Idaho State Journal reported, the unidentified suspect is believed to have been killed by a self-inflicted gunshot.

The incident began just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 4, when a Pocatello police officer pulled over the suspect's vehicle, but the suspect reportedly opened fire on the officer and drove away. Several agencies from the Pocatello area were alerted to the high-speed chase near West Center Street in Pocatello. According to police, the chase included more gunfire from the suspect. The Journal reports that the chase continued onto Yellowstone Avenue and Alameda Road before the suspect crashed his car into a mobile home off of Wilson Avenue.

Motorists were rerouted and pedestrians were told to steer clear of the scene through most of the night.

The Journal reports that police were tight-lipped about details in the case, other than to confirm that the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound—possibly accidental—following the crash. Other than the suspect, there were no reported injuries either from the chase or the crash.

The incident is under investigation by Pocatello police and the Idaho State Police.