Police continue to look at self-inflicted shooting - KMOV.com

Police continue to look at self-inflicted shooting

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Cape Girardeau police continue to investigate after a suspect shot himself in the head at the conclusion of a police chase.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the man was suspected of assaulting a woman on Sunday. He was found two days later and led police on a pursuit Tuesday afternoon.

At the conclusion of the chase, he allegedly pointed a gun at an officer, who then struck him with his police cruiser. Police say that once on the ground, the man shot himself in the head.

The suspect's name has not been released. He is hospitalized in critical condition.

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