Driver shoots self following vehicle pursuit through Mebane, police say
MEBANE, N.C. (WNCN) — A driver was found suffering from what’s believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a police chase that ended in Mebane, the Mebane Police Department said.
The chase and crash occurred just after 8 p.m. when a Mebane officer saw a vehicle that matched the description of another vehicle the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was looking for in connection with a shooting incident that occurred earlier on Monday.
The police officer got behind the vehicle and confirmed that it was the one that the sheriff’s office was looking for by running the license plate, police said. The officer then continued to follow the vehicle until other units could respond to the area to assist. Once the other officers arrived, an attempt to conduct a traffic stop was made, but was unsuccessful.
Police said that once officers activated their lights and sirens, the driver of the suspect vehicle began