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.