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St. Charles man fatally shoots himself after lengthy chase

March 13, 2019

NEW FLORENCE, Mo. (AP) — A St. Charles man is dead after reportedly shooting himself at the conclusion of a lengthy police chase that spanned 50 miles and three Missouri counties.

St. Charles police on Tuesday tried to pull over 35-year-old Travis Mackey, who was wanted for aggravated stalking and resisting arrest. A chase began along Interstate 70 through St. Charles, Warren and Montgomery counties.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department says that when Montgomery County deputies joined the pursuit, Mackey’s vehicle struck a patrol car, left the roadway and came to a stop in the median.

The sheriff’s department says deputies approaching the vehicle saw Mackey with a handgun in each hand pointed at himself, before shooting himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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