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Chandler PD: Driver dies of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after carjacking, pursuit

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Nov 25, 2021

CHANDLER, AZ — Police say a driver has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a carjacking and police chase Thursday that ended in Chandler.

Mesa officers on Thursday morning received a report of a vehicle stolen at gunpoint near Country Club Drive and US 60, according to police.

The carjacking victims weren't injured in the incident, but a Mesa police helicopter continued following the stolen car into Chandler.

Chandler police officers found the vehicle and stopped it near Arizona Avenue and Frye Road after a crash.

The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was reportedly armed with a gun.

While police were trying to communicate with the driver, they committed suicide, police say.

The identity of the driver was not revealed.

There are no outstanding suspects and no danger to the public at this time.

An investigation is currently underway.