Virginia State Police say teen shot himself after chase
CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police are investigating a traffic pursuit that ended with a 16-year-old suspect suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement Monday that the incident began when a Culpeper police officer observed a Toyota Camry speeding early Sunday. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled.
Geller says the Camry lost control less than a mile away, crashed into another vehicle and came to a stop.
The officer said he heard a gunshot from the Camry as he approached the vehicle. Geller says an investigation determined the 16-year-old shot himself. He was taken to a Charlottesville hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The statement says three teenage passengers were taken into custody. One was treated for minor injuries from the crash.
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