Wanted man kills self with child in car after police chase - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Wanted man kills self with child in car after police chase

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HERNANDO, MS (WMC) -

A police chase in DeSoto County ended in a suicide, according to DeSoto County Sheriff's Department.

Officials said deputies and Hernando police officers were chasing a vehicle that matched the description of a wanted man and child on the run from another state.

Deputies said the driver, later identified as 24-year-old Wesley Brandon of Memphis, crashed at the intersection of McCracken Road and Slocum Road around 2:30 a.m.

After the crash, Brandon took out a gun and shot himself. He later died. 

The child was unharmed and was taken into protective custody.

Deputies are not identifying the child at this time.

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