According to Sugar Land Police, a driver fled a traffic stop in West Belfort and Aldridge at around 12.30 a.m. on Wednesday when the chase began.
According to police, the suspect boarded US-59 but collided with his vehicle near University Boulevard. The chase lasted only three or four minutes.
Sugar Land Police said the suspect was taken to hospital in critical condition. Police did not provide any additional details about the suspect’s condition.
According to the police, an investigation has revealed that the suspect actually had a gunshot wound to the head at the time of the accident.
“We have a pulse. He’s not responding, but it’s a strong pulse right now,” an officer can be heard reporting on radio scanner audio. “But his head and mouth are bleeding, a huge amount of blood coming out.”
Investigators believe he shot himself in a chase before crashing.
Police said no one else was in the vehicle during the chase.
Police are probing the circumstances that led to the chase and firing.
Additional information is expected to be released later today.
The investigation forced the closure of the US-59 outbound lane. The debris has since been cleared.
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