Man shoots, kills himself following chase

July 24, 2009 9:41:45 AM PDT
Houston police say the driver who led them on a high speed chase this morning shot himself after crashing into his family's home.Officers say the whole thing began as a family disturbance at a home on Bethlehem. At one point the 37-year-old son took the family's car and drove off. Police tried to stop the man but he refused to stop.

Authorities say the suspect deliberately turned into the house, nearly hitting the home.

When the lieutenant got out of his vehicle he heard a gunshot. He waited for another patrol unit to arrive and then checked the vehicle. They found the male with a gunshot wound to the head.

An ambulance arrived and took him to Ben Taub Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim hasn't been identified. An investigation is underway to determine what exactly happened.

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