COOLIDGE, AZ - Pinal County Sheriff's office said the man wanted in connection to a shooting at a Tempe apartment complex has died after a chase and apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, deputies spotted Brazel's truck early this morning near Marana.
Sheriff Paul Babeu tells ABC15 that Brazel took off, leading deputies on a high speed chase before they lost contact with him.
A security guard at the Salt River Project station near the Pinal County Fairgrounds spotted a truck on the property and notified deputies.
When deputies approached, they say he got back in the car and shot himself in the head.
Babeu said no shots were fired between deputies and Brazel.
Sheriff Paul Babeu confirms that murder suspect john Brazel died from a self inflicted gunshot wound after leading deputies on a chase— Angie Holdsworth (@AngieHoldsworth) May 23, 2014
Brazel’s car was located Wednesday evening in the orange groves located at Thomas Road and Val Vista in Mesa, Tempe police Sgt. Mike Pooley said.
Brazel was named a person of interest after 33-year-old Charla Faust was found dead and a neighbor injured after a shooting outside an apartment complex near Rural and Guadalupe roads in Tempe.
Authorities said Brazel and the woman were arguing prior to the shooting. A neighbor tried to intervene and was also shot. The neighbor was taken to a local hospital. Brazel fled after the shooting.