DEPUTIES: Gunman Kills Himself, May Be Chase Suspect

Deputies say a man shot and killed himself inside a burglarized home and authorities believe it may be the same person they were chasing last night in Nash County.

It stated around 11:45 p.m. after deputies got a call of a suspicious person in a vehicle near the L&L Convenience Store in Sandy Cross. There they spotted a man in a vehicle with a ski mask and gloves on.

After a short chase down West Mount Drive, the man wrecked the vehicle and ran. Deputies say as they were searching nearby woods, they got a call of a burglary in progress on Leon Road, which is not far from the wreck scene. The homeowner met deputies who told them the burglar was still inside.

Deputies confronted the man inside who they say then shot himself in the head. No one else was injured.

So far deputies have not been able to identify the dead man, but they say the suspicious man at the store and the gunman in the home are believed to be the same person.

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  • by B Location: Gville on Apr 11, 2011 at 08:59 AM
    If we had more idiots like this, we would have less idiots like this. - figure it out.
  • by S Location: ENC on Apr 7, 2011 at 07:07 PM
    Score one for the good guys! Saved the taxpayers a bundle of money!
  • by Michael Location: Vanceboro on Apr 7, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    using strict bookkeeping standards the county should make an entry in the income ledger for the equivalent amount of money that would have been spent arresting, bringing to trial, providing with a lawyer, incarcerating after found guilty and paying for appeals. Quite a "tax" windfall ! Way to go !
  • by TARBORO on Apr 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM
  • by Viet Mount on Apr 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    just more Rocky Mount here people.......

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