Police Chase Starts In Baltimore City, Ends In Wooded Area Of Towson


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TOWSON - A carjacking on Tuesday led police on a manhunt that started in Baltimore City and ended in a wooded area of Towson, according to officials.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, The Baltimore City Police helicopter "Foxtrot" spotted a car wanted in connection to a January 16th shooting in the 2400 block of Francis Street.

Police say the car raced away from the area of W. Franklin and N. Payson streets in West Baltimore. The police helicopter followed the vehicle as it entered Baltimore County via I-695.

According to officials, the suspect stopped at a gas station on Belair Road and attempted to carjack another vehicle. After being unable to take the vehicle, the suspect returned to his car and drove away.

Still searching for a new vehicle, the suspect stopped again at the intersection of Joppa Road and Loch Raven Boulevard and stole a car, according to police.

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With police in pursuit, the suspect continued in the freshly carjacked vehicle towards Towson. According to police, the suspect stopped the car near a wooded area and began to flee on foot.

According to officials, police found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

CBS News spoke to some nearby Towson Town Place Apartments residents about the incident.

"I see all the caution tape, all the police, so I know it's something serious," Jayson Hill, who lives nearby, told CBS.

"I saw them carrying him out on the stretcher," said Mark Weinapple, who lives nearby.

"For this to happen right outside my front door is crazy," added Princess Vasquez.

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