Man Shoots Himself While Being Chased by Trooper

25 Apr

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was involved in a foot pursuit of an armed suspect in Chelmsford, when the suspect reportedly shot himself in the head. This occurred at approximately 11:30 PM in the 600 block of Wellman Ave. It is unknown at this time why police were chasing the suspect.
The suspect, described as a man in his 40’s, was transported to Lowell General Hospital in traumatic arrest. Boston Medflight was put on standby to transport him to a Boston area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
A large crime scene was established on Wellman Ave. Police are on scene investigating the shooting.

All information is from the police scanner and is subject to change as more facts become available. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Chelmsford Patch picked up the story and linked to this blog.

Wicked Local Chelmsford says there was no pursuit, just a man who shot himself before staties could stop him.

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