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Carjacking suspect shoots self during police pursuit

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A carjacking suspect fatally shot himself after police pursued him for over an hour in west Phoenix.

After driving on the I-10 westbound for the majority of the pursuit, the man got off the freeway and drove on the dirt roads of a small town called Salome.

The suspect pulled over on one of the roads and ran a little ways away from the vehicle before shooting himself in the head, at 12:31 p.m.

Friday's events started when the suspect carjacked a red Dodge Caliber at 43rd Avenue and Indian School.

According to police, the suspect fired shots at officers while driving near 43rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street earlier in the pursuit. Police pursued the suspect for over an hour.

The car reached speeds of up to 110 mph.

The man's identity has not been released.

Today, shortly before 12pm, our website began live streaming of a police chase involving a carjacking suspect. We apologize for offending anyone who may have witnessed this tragic event on our website.

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