SLED Investigating Police Chase

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By Crandall Sims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- SLED is investigating a police chase near Garners Ferry Road that ended with the suspect allegedly shooting himself in the head.

According to the Columbia Police Department, an armed robbery was reported on Garners Ferry Road Sunday night. A CPD officer saw the car matching the description of the car reportedly involved in the robbery. When the officer tried to make a traffic stop, police say, the unidentified suspect fled.

Police say the suspect then crashed into another car on Pelham Road and exited the vehicle with a gun. When the officer told the suspect repeatedly to drop his weapon, he did not and allegedly shot himself in the head.

There is no indication that the officer ever fired his weapon, say authorities.

The suspect's condition is unknown.

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