Tupelo police find man dead after late-night chase

According to the Tupelo Police Department, a man appears to have taken his own life after leading police officers on a chase.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 7:15 PM

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.

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