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Man dead after foot chase in Elliston

A foot pursuit in Elliston ended with a man shooting and killing himself on Sunday, according to Brian Wright, Support Services Captain.

Wright said deputies had been responding to a breaking and entering call in the area.

When they arrived at the scene, they tried to stop the suspect who was on foot; however, he ran away from deputies and when they caught up with him, he pulled out a firearm and shot himself.

We’re told no shots were fired by deputies and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing, according to Wright.

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Source: WSLS News 10

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