Burglary suspect driving U-Haul pickup takes his own life following pursuit across Inland Empire
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KTLA - "Almost immediately after stopping, the driver could be seen with a handgun pointed at his own neck. He shot himself, Garden Grove police confirmed."

via KTLA:

INLAND EMPIRE, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- A 42-year-old man accused of stealing handguns fatally shot himself after authorities chased the U-Haul truck he was driving across the Inland Empire Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The man had gone to a relative’s business in the 12800 block of Joy Street in Garden Grove, where he promised to return several firearms he allegedly stole during a burglary in Fullerton in 2017, Garden Grove police said in a news release.

The family member he was returning the guns to called police to let them know what was expected to take place. The pursuit driver had been identified as a suspect in the burglary, but no arrests had been made, authorities said.

Police responded to the business around 4:50 p.m., when the relative said the man was knocking on the back door in an attempt to lure him outside.

As officers were walking up, the armed man got into a U-Haul pickup and fled. He stopped briefly when officers tried to pull him over at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Lampson Avenue, but soon took off, police said.

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