Carlsbad Man Commits Suicide After Leading Police on a High Speed Chase

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO - New details about a Carlsbad man who died after leading police on a high-speed chase.

Authorities confirmed this weekend; he shot and killed himself just after the chase.

It all started when police tried to pull the man over, but he took off.

He drove to a house, shot at it, and kept driving.

Finally, a Carlsbad police officer rammed the suspect's truck with his cruiser and managed to get him stopped.

But before police cops could make contact, they heard two gunshots and then found the man dead inside the cab.

The Medical Investigator confirmed those two, suicidal shots are what killed the suspect.