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Jan 15, 2013 7:47 AM

NOPD: Man Fires Shots, Flees, Commits Suicide

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man fired a gun at New Orleans police and later fatally shot himself in the face. New Orleans police say it happened about 11:45 a.m. Monday when officers tried to stop a man with a gun. According to police, the 20-year-old man began running and officers pursued him. During the chase, police say the suspect fired several shots and continued to run. Officers did not return fire. No one was injured. As a search continued for the suspect, officers heard a gunshot and later found the man in the back of an abandoned apartment complex. Police say he had shot himself in the face. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say they recovered the gun allegedly used in the incident.

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