Officers initiated a pursuit and attempted to stop the vehicle using a PIT maneuver and stop sticks. At one point during the chase, the suspect shot at squad cars, according to the BCA.
Investigators said the suspect’s vehicle eventually went off the road, crossing oncoming lanes of traffic and crashing through a barrier before coming to a stop near Proctor Avenue Northwest and Highway 10 in Elk River.
Officers found the man dead with an apparent gunshot wound. No one else was inside the vehicle, and a handgun was recovered near the body. Initial investigation shows no law enforcement officers shot their guns during the incident, according to the BCA.
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death and will release the suspect’s identity.
The suspect in the chase was believed to be…