Driver dead after pursuit, standoffDane County sheriff's officials say a driver committed suicide after a deputy chased his vehicle near Stoughton.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) — Dane County sheriff's officials say a driver committed suicide after a deputy chased his vehicle near Stoughton.
The deputy tried stopping the vehicle Monday afternoon in the Town of Pleasant Springs following a reckless driving complaint, but the driver took off and the deputy pursued.
Authorities say the chase was terminated when the driver headed for a residential area in Stoughton.
Sheriff's officials say when the deputy caught up with the man, he got out of his car with a handgun. Other deputies responded and after a brief standoff, the man shot himself in the head.
WMTV-TV reports the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Information from: WMTV-TV, http://www.nbc15.com