Man shoots self in front of deputy

Published 10:33 am Friday, November 18, 2016

A 25-year-old man who shot and killed himself in front of a sheriff’s deputy on Thursday was wanted on several Pennsylvania felony charges.

A Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy had stopped a westbound vehicle just before 5 p.m. on Interstate 10 at the 839-mile marker for a traffic violation, Deputy Marcus McLellan said in a press release.

The man had gotten out of his vehicle per the deputy’s request and while the deputy was attempting to identify him the man ran back to his vehicle and got a handgun. He then shot himself inside the vehicle in front of the deputy.

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The man was brought to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont where he was pronounced dead.

The deceased was wanted out of New Castle, Penn. on several felony charges.

No one else was injured and the incident remains under investigation.