Standoff with kidnapping suspect ends in suicide

Standoff with kidnapping suspect ends in suicide
(Source: Nanette Laster)
(Source: Nanette Laster)

GRENADA, MS (WMC) - A standoff on Interstate 55 ended when a man accused of kidnapping his wife killed himself.

The subject of the standoff, 38-year-old Christopher Paul Dulas of Hattiesburg, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, ending the standoff involving multiple law enforcement agencies, including SWAT.

Police said Dulas kidnapped his estranged wife last Thursday. A missing person report was filed with the Forrest County Sheriff's Department.

Police searched the DeSoto National Forest where the couple was believed to be. A Crime Stoppers tip led Grenada County deputies to an RV park in Grenada.

Deputies were able to rescue Dulas' wife, Angelica, and he fled in a truck pulling a recreational vehicle.

Deputies fired their weapons, and Dulas lost control of the vehicle on the northbound entrance ramp to I-55.

The incident began about 1:15 p.m. Sunday and ended after 8 p.m when police said Dulas shot himself.

Dulas was a United States Army trainer assigned to Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg.

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