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Dec 12, 2013 7:17 PM

High speed chase ends with suspect's suicide

TUCSON - A murder suspect on the run from Phoenix police shot himself in an alleyway near 22nd and Fifth Avenue Thursday after a high speed chase by police.

The incident began when US Marshals alerted Tucson Police to the suspect at the La Quinta Inn on South Tucson Boulevard.

At noon the suspect and 2 or 3 other people left the hotel and drove off in a pickup truck.

They traveled to the Spectrum Mall where TPD's air unit say 2 people-- including the homicide suspect-- get into a red Camaro.

Police said the suspect stole the Camaro at gunpoint and fled. The high speed chase ended after the suspect got out of the car and ran though several yards of homes. Police said they saw the suspect shoot himself in the head.

The suspect died at the hospital. He was a suspect from an murder in Phoenix that happened in October.

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