Police: Shooting suspect led city, county officers on car chase, shot himself in Towson

Baltimore County and city police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon pursuit which ended when police said the suspect shot himself.

The pursuit began in Baltimore City, where the suspect, a 29-year-old man, was operating a vehicle connected to a Jan. 16 shooting on Francis Street, according to Baltimore Police. The vehicle was spotted in the area of West Franklin and North Payson streets, and was pursued by a city police helicopter as it fled at a high rate of speed toward I-695.

The pursuit continued into the county, where the suspect tried to carjack a motorist at a gas station on the 9200 block of Harford Road in Parkville, county police said in a news release.

The suspect returned to the car he had been driving and continued to Loch Raven Boulevard and Goucher Road, where county police said he “committed an armed carjacking.”

He was later found in a wooded area near Goucher Boulevard and Colbury Road in Towson, suffering from what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead.

Baltimore city and county police are co-handling an investigation into the matter, a city police spokesperson said. The county police department tweeted Tuesday afternoon police would be present at the scene for “a couple of hours.”