TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - An investigation is underway into the death of a man who led police officers on a chase Sunday night, according to Tupelo police.
Police responded late that night to a call about a man who was reportedly threatening to hurt himself.
Officers found him in the area of the Chickasaw Village on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Police say the man showed a gun and sped away in a vehicle.
The pursuit went north toward the Blue Springs area, then returned into Tupelo where the man stopped at his reported home on Locust Lane.
Police say the man fled into a wooded area, but officers did not find him during an early search.
Officers found the man dead in a wooded area during another search.
Police say the preliminary investigation indicates the man took his own life.