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Man shoots himself after traffic stop

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Gazette Staff
September 24, 2009
— A man shot and killed himself Sunday morning after being pulled over for speeding in the city of Delavan, police chiefs from the city and town of Delavan said.

A city police officer signaled the driver to pull over on Highway 11 eastbound in the city, Police Chief Tim O'Neill said. During the traffic stop, the driver fled the scene and drove about a quarter-mile before pulling over on Highway 11 in the township, town of Delavan Police Chief Phil Smith said.


City police pursued the car, but the driver quickly pulled over and shot himself, O'Neill said.


Town officers were dispatched to the scene at 2:26 a.m., Smith said. The man was transported to Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn, where he died. Police are investigating the incident.



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