Patrol: Man Shot Himself During Police Chase

4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 11 2014 Mar 11, 2014 Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:04:00 AM CDT March 11, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a St. Joseph man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a chase in northeast Kansas.

The patrol says 29-year-old Jack Ryan Kelley fled from police Friday in Hiawatha, Kan. They say after his vehicle crashed, Kelley ran from the scene and then shot himself. He died later at a Kansas City hospital.

Hiawatha police chief John Defore says police found suspected illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia at the Hiawatha home where Kelley was found before the chase began. A 6-year-old boy at the home was taken into police custody.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Kelley was a suspect in a Feb. 28 home invasion in St. Joseph, as well as other crimes in Andrew County.

 

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