CERES (CBS13) — Authorities say a suspect who led them on a high-speed chase that started in Ceres shot and killed himself as officers closed in.
Ceres police say, late Sunday night, an officer tried to pull over a Ford Mustang that was speeding. The officer says the driver would not yield, however, and continued driving onto Hatch Road, near Stonum Road.READ MORE: Dumpster Fire Causes Traffic Delay On 59th Street Off-Ramp
The chase continued through the city and eventually into the county, with the suspect hitting speeds over 100 mph at times.
Eventually, police say the suspect drove into a cornfield along Shiloh Road. The driver then got out and ran, prompting authorities to set up a perimeter in the area.READ MORE: Town Of Paradise Celebrates New Walkability Upgrades Near Elementary School
With the help of a helicopter, officers were able to hone in on the suspect. However, when they moved in, officers found that the suspect had shot himself.
Officers started life-saving measures, but he was soon pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: Beekeeping Club At Meraki High School Hopers To Enhance Educational Experience
The name of the suspect is not being released at this point.